Generous colleagues from whg walked hundreds of miles to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

The 35 colleagues, joined by representatives from partner organisations, participated in a sponsored walk at Walsall Arboretum on Friday, 26th January to boost funds for the leading Midlands landlord’s chosen charity.

They are expecting to raise more than £7,000 in total.

Participants collectively walked 600 miles – the distance between John O’Groats and Lands End. The participants had a choice between walking one, three, six and nine miles each.

The walk was whg’s flagship charity event for Alzheimer’s Society, which was selected as the organisation’s good cause by colleagues earlier this year.

The Midlands landlord has so far held a number of initiatives to raise money for Alzheimer's Society, including Denim for Dementia day, dress down Fridays, cake sales and raffles.

Several colleagues have also become Dementia Friends, an initiative that aims to transform the way people act, think and talk about dementia.

Partner organisations involved in the walk included Buildbase, Reconomy, Wates, West Midlands Police and Word Association.

Paul Dockerill, whg’s Director of Energy and Programme Management, said: “All of our colleagues have really got behind our chosen charity and it was great to see so many participate in this fun event.

“We also want to thank our partners for getting involved in the walk, which has raised thousands of pounds for a truly amazing cause.”

Lisa Courtney, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society said: “The NHS estimates that there are 3,103 people over-65 in Walsall who are living with dementia.

“In light of this, it’s fantastic to see so many people from whg coming together to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and this money will fund support for people with dementia along with valuable research into the condition.”