Following a recent family experience with dementia, Tim’s son Jack and two of his friends took part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. He was proud and delighted when his son’s team won the competition for their presentation supporting The Living Well Project.
Inspired by Jack and his friends’ success and passionate desire to do something to help sufferers, he decided he too wanted to do his bit to help this small and relatively unknown charity. It has long been an ambition of Tim’s to climb Kilimanjaro so he decided to take the plunge and booked the trip, with the intention of raising funds for The Living Well Project along the way. He sets off in August on the 70 km trek, summiting at over 19,000 ft, and it will take him 8 days to complete.
Not to be left out, his colleagues in the Scotland Business Banking Team of HSBC are planning to join in to support the fundraising and have taken on the challenge of “Climbing Kili in 12 Hours” between them. They are setting up treadmills in their offices in Queens Road on 30th May and will take turns climbing until they reach the “summit”.
The Living Well Project is something very close to Tim’s heart, having seen at first hand the effects and impact that dementia and other related illnesses have on those living with dementia and their families. While it is a devastating fact that many attending struggle to remember having ever been at the Living Well Cafes, it is obvious that while they are there “in the moment”, they are having a wonderful time with the volunteers and the activities laid on for them.
With your generous support, Tim hopes that The Living Well Project can continue this invaluable service to the local community and ensure many more days of happiness for those affected.
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