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Mayflex Walk For Dementia

Tuesday 6th July 2021

On Saturday 3rd July 2021, Mayflex associates Amanda Griffiths, Liz Evans and Tracey Calcutt together with retired Mayflex associates Margaret Butterfield and Lyn Gale and another friend took part in the Peak District 52KM Challenge to raise money for three different dementia charities including the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK and Dementia Support.

The walk started and finished at Bakewell in the Peak District and the Mayflex team of 6 were part of 2,000 walkers and runners who were taking part in the event organized by Ultra Challenge, to raise money for several charities, which was especially poignant as no fund raising events were able to take place the previous year, due to the Covid pandemic.

Tracey Calcutt, Marketing Manager commented “Amanda, Liz and I have all lost parents and a grandparent due to dementia so it’s a cause that is massively close to our hearts and this is the third ultra-challenge that we’ve taken part in since 2014 to raise money for dementia charities.   There is currently no cure for this terminal disease and more research needs to be done to ensure that more families don’t have to experience what we’ve been through.”

Tracey continued “It was an extra hard challenge due to the very wet weather at the start and end of the walk, with a thunder storm and torrential rain for the last few hours.  If anyone has visited the Peak District, they will know just how hilly the terrain is, but also how beautiful it is, and we got to walk in the grounds of the spectacular Chatsworth House in the initial stages, which was lovely.”

Tracey concluded “We walked in two teams of three with the first team finishing in just over 11 hours and the second in just over 13.  Between us we have currently raised over £6,700 but we’d really appreciate any further donations and would like to thank the many people that have already sponsored us – it really helped us to dig deep when the going got really tough!”

To donate to the Mayflex team please click on the links below:

Dementia UK fund raising

Alzheimer’s Society fund raising