Well done Jackie for raising over £1000 for Alzheimer’s Society Charity Isle of Wight Challenge Walk
Jackie Wilton, Aquilant’s Credit Controller, has completed the Isle of Wight Challenge, successfully raising over double her target amount in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Jackie began the walk at Chale, the most Southern part of the island, and covered a distance of 52km in 11 hours and 47 minutes.
Jackie, who has been working at Aquilant for 17 years, explains: “The Alzheimer’s Society is an organisation that is very close to my heart. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to raise over double what I set out to, by completing such a tough walk! I’m extremely grateful to my sponsors for their generous donations. The money will go towards the vital research that is already being done to find a cure for this terrible disease.”
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting around 62% of those diagnosed. There are 850,000 sufferers in the UK alone, a figure that is expected to rise to 1 million by 2020. There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia at present; but delaying the onset of dementia by five years would halve the number of deaths from the condition, saving 30,000 lives a year.
Aquilant and many employees were proud to sponsor Jackie on her Isle of Wight Challenge. As there is no cure for dementia at present, it is important to continue raising awareness and indeed funds, which Jackie has done brilliantly.