Staff do their bit to fund research into Alzheimer’s

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Workers at an occupational health firm are supporting people with Alzheimer’s disease by volunteering at a charity event.

Nine employees at the Sheffield branch of OH Assist have signed up to help out at the Memory Walk on October 11 in Rother Valley Country Park, in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The company, which provides occupational health services to businesses, has been working with the charity since the beginning of this year, with staff helping to run a range of activities such as ‘memory cafés’, singing sessions and befriending services across the city.

The team have also been holding their own fundraising events.

Madelene Whyman, administrator at OH Assist, said: “So far the partnership has been very successful. Staff have learnt a lot about living with dementia and the effect it has, not just on the individual but also their loved ones.

“Seeing the support Alzheimer’s Society offers is great and is a real motivator for us as volunteers.”

Two routes of 2km and 10km are on offer at Rother Valley. Visit www.memorywalk.org.uk/sheffield to sign up.