Over 50 staff from leading property management company, FirstPort, have donned their walking boots to raise £6,966.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Site and office-based staff joined forces to participate in the ‘FirstPort Memory Walk Challenge’ taking part in one of six Memory Walks, covering 55km across the country.
The charity is particularly close to home for FirstPort staff as the organisation specialises in managing private retirement residential developments. The Alzheimer’s Society is a well-supported charity by residents living in these developments as part of their active fundraising calendars, and they continued their generosity by supporting a number of their Development Managers who took part in the challenge.
FirstPort Chief Executive, Nigel Howell, who participated in the London walk, said:
“My mum suffered with Alzheimer’s so the event meant a lot to me personally. The walk was great fun, and a good chance to chat with colleagues of common heart from across FirstPort and beyond.”
Keith Shields, Managing Director of FirstPort Retirement Property Services, who participated in the Birmingham walk, added:
“It was great to get out with colleagues from across the business and all in the name of such a worthwhile cause. Dementia is a cruel disease that affects so many, so the more we can do to help fund research the better.”