In 2017, my Nan, my best friend died. She'd had her Alzheimer's diagnosis since 2010.
We were lucky, as we had an Admiral Nurse in our family - my beautiful sister Liz (who runs the Admiral Nurse service in Doncaster). Not all families are that lucky...and especially now with the dreaded C Virus, the service is needed more than ever.
So I'm taking part in the 2.6 Challenge.
The 2.6 Challenge is aiming to help charities that are struggling right now, with many fundraising events being cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Saturday 2nd May from 10am, I will start my 26 challenges event.
1) Every hour I will complete a challenge that you suggest. No sleeping will be allowed during this period.
2) Each suggestion for a challenge will cost you £2.60 minimum. 26 challenges will be selected at random for each hour of the 26 hour day. The challenges will be set on Friday night (1st May).
3) If you donate £26 then the challenge HAS to be completed. (Every £26 donation challenge has to be completed in the 26 hour timeframe and will take priority over the £2.60 suggestions).
4) Every challenge has to be on Facebook live to stay accountable.
All I ask is that you don't suggest anything where I could actually get hurt or die doing it.
Lets see how this goes...
More information about Dementia UK:
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline.
- Joanne Haslam
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