Christies Care gets behind Peter Berry for a worthy cause

Christies Care gets behind Peter Berry for a worthy cause

In June, when Peter Berry completes his inspirational 330 mile cycle challenge for Young Dementia UK in Aldeburgh, the Christies Care team will be there to cheer him on.

Peter, who runs the charity Dementia Help UK with fellow team members Christina MacDonald and Dave Collison, is cycling from Aberystwyth to Aldeburgh over several days to raise funds for Young Dementia UK. This amazing charity aims to highlight that dementia is not just a disease of the elderly. There are around 42,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 living with Alzheimer’s. Peter knows this only too well, as he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50.  Check out Peter’s YouTube Channel here.

“When we heard about Peter, and what he was doing with Young Dementia UK, we knew we had to be involved,” says Christies Care’s Helen Drain. “He’s an inspiration to us, not just for his positive outlook, but the strength he and his family have shown, and his desire to highlight the challenges faced by carers and those living with dementia. It’s particularly difficult for people who get diagnosed so young, because they may still be working, have financial commitments and need to look after dependants. Which is why we are so delighted to support Dementia Help UK, who offer such valuable free online support aimed at helping those family carers, who often feel isolated and overwhelmed.”

“As well as sponsoring Peter and the team on the Young Dementia UK cycle challenge, many of our carers and clients who live near the route will be there to cheer them on as they go. It’s a worthy cause, and very close to our hearts.”

Christies Cares provides 24/7 live-in care throughout the UK. Find out more here.

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