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These Boots Were Made For Walking!

Newsdate: 26th February 2010

Porters from the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary are getting together to stride from Howe Bridge Sports Centre in Atherton, all the way to Wigan Town Hall, in aid of the Mayor’s Charity, for Dementia and Alzheimer's. The sponsored walk is organised by Portering Supervisor, George Davies, who has been a member of the Mayor’s Charity for the last 8 years, and is thrilled that his workmates are getting involved.

George said, “This year’s charity is to help people with dementia and we know first hand at ward level how the patient needs the help that is offered.”

Assisting George on the trek is Portering Manager Tony Grimes; “Dementia and Alzheimer's can affect anyone and we in the Portering Department at the Trust would like to thank George for asking us to take part in the walk, which we are honoured to do.”

The walk will take place on 27th Saturday March 2010, starting at 10.30am from Howe Bridge Sports Centre in Atherton. There will be six members of staff from the Trust putting their walking shoes on, and it is hoped that over £500 will be raised for the charity.

Trust Porters pictured promoting their charity walk