Patti Davis who resides in Invergordon is taking on an inspiring challenge in aid of Alzheimer Scotland and Age UK.
Despite living with Vascular Dementia, Patti has set herself the task of walking a circuit of her care home every day to raise money.
Patti entered Mull Hall Residential Care Home in Invergordon at a time when restrictions and lockdown were put in place. Being a social person, this has been difficult for Patti at times but her family have said “Patti has never been one to shirk away from helping others in the most practical of ways”.
Although Patti lives with dementia, she still vividly remembers the war years and how her country had to pull together. Formally a District Councilor, a foster carer for 19 children and having raised her own 7 children, her daughter Ann Laing said “give a busy person a job and it will be done”, a saying that rings all too true for Patti.
Not only is Patti taking on this amazing challenge, but she's keeping everyone's spirits up by singing whilst she's doing so.
The fundraising idea came to Patti as a challenge to pass her time whilst supporting the care sector and Patti has chosen Alzheimer Scotland as one of her chosen charities.
Funds raised will go towards our efforts of supporting people living with dementia and their carers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sa Craig, Alzheimer Scotland’s Head of Corporate Partnerships & Events said:
“We are incredibly grateful to Patti and inspired by her determination and dedication to support Alzheimer Scotland. Our staff and volunteers are working tirelessly on Alzheimer Scotland’s 24-hour Freephone Dementia Helpline (0808 808 3000) to provide information, emotional support and a listening ear when it is most needed. Support groups and activities have moved online so people can still access vital support during the current lockdown. We’re thrilled that Patti has taken part in our virtual event to help us ensure nobody faces dementia alone.’
As Patti says, please "Help Us, To Help Them, to Help Us!"
You can support Patti by donating to her fundraising page.
Join Patti and take on your own challenge: Do it for dementia