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Medequip Mobilises for Alzheimer's Society Trek 26

Volunteer team for Trek 26 in front of Medequip Van

Following Medequip’s support last year for the Alzheimer’s Society Trek 26 fundraising initiative in South Devon, we’re delighted to be able to expand our involvement for 2023. Volunteer teams from Medequip will assist with Trek 26 projects in many of the areas where we operate community equipment contracts and have people on the ground happy and enthusiastic to support the work of the Society.

Trek 26 is a fundraising initiative set up by the Alzheimer’s Society. Participants walk 13 or 26 miles in scenic locations across the UK, raising money to help people whose lives have been devastated by dementia. It’s an initiative requiring significant logistical support from volunteers, and our Medequip teams are ideally placed to help out.

Teams from Medequip depots in London, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Rotherham and Sheffield, Wiltshire, Bristol, Somerset and Newport will deploy to help out at Trek 26 walks in London, the Lake District, the North York Moors, the Peak District, Stonehenge and South Devon.

Our support roles will primarily be at the all-important water points. Here, our volunteers will attend with a Medequip vehicle early in the morning on the day of the event, having collected equipment from a main event hub including marquees, tables, chairs, water bottles and water stands. They will manage the water points for the duration of the event before packing up and returning the equipment ready for reuse.

The Trek 26 organisers were really impressed with the work we did as an organisation in 2022, and have welcomed our input for the 2023 events. “At Medequip, we’re extremely proud to be able to support the various Trek 26 events across the country,” stated Michaela Harris, Medequip’s general manager for the South West and Suffolk. “Our commitment to volunteering allows us to use staff from across the business to support this fundraising initiative and endorses the Medequip partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society. We continue to fundraise internally, and support various events as so many of the people who work for Medequip have friends and family who have suffered with Alzheimer’s, as well as the fact we support a lot of people with dementia through the service Medequip provides to the NHS and local authorities.“

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