Jenn Hall, Helpline Manager for Alzheimer Scotland, and her partner Joolz Wallace have successfully completed Do it for Dementia, Alzheimer Scotland’s virtual event series to coincide with Alzheimer Scotland’s 40th year.
Staying with the theme of ‘40’, throughout May, Jenn and Joolz have cycled and ran 40km each week, totaling an impressive 160km by the end of the month. And as though that was not enough, they ended each week with a celebratory 40 reps challenge.
By the end of the challenge they raised £1,095 which will go directly towards supporting people living with dementia in Scotland and their carers. One area that solely relies on fundraised income to survive, is the helpline.
Alzheimer Scotland's 24hr Freephone Dementia Helpline service provides information, emotional support and signposting to people living with dementia and their carers.
Jenn shares her recent experiences through working on the helpline
“There are 95,000 people living with dementia in Scotland who, during this crisis have experienced severe disruption to their daily routines and support. The stress and distress that people are experiencing as a result of lock down is extreme and we are hearing this first hand via our Dementia Helpline.
My partner Joolz Wallace and I really want to do something to help get the message out there to anyone affected by dementia that Alzheimer Scotland is still here for you. Every day we are getting a greater sense of what this means for people living with dementia and their families."
Feeling inspired? Visit our virtual events page: Do it for Dementia
Support Jenn and Joolz: Jen & Joolz Just Giving page