Air-Seal Products have completed their first charity fundraiser challenge of 2022! Each member of the Air-Seal team has walked 28 miles or more throughout the month of February, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. This was 28 dedicated miles outside of their usual activity to help support the charity.
Through hard-work and determination, the Air-Seal team have raised £966 for this great cause and managed to walk over 370 miles altogether. Air-Seal Products Ltd has also generously agreed to match £500 in donations, bringing the total funds raised up to £1,466.
The term ‘dementia’ describes diseases that stop a person’s brain from working properly, when someone has one of these diseases, they may have problems remembering, thinking, and speaking. Almost 600 people in the UK develop dementia every day.
There is no cure and there are very few treatment options available to those suffering with dementia. There are medicines that can manage the symptoms, but existing treatments are limited in scope and don’t work for all forms of dementia. Thanks to research, there is a new generation of treatment on the horizon that tackles the underlying disease. Alzheimer’s Research UK aims to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.
One member of the Air-Seal team, Michelle, has particularly enjoyed the extra activity. “I never really walked before, except for occasionally at weekends, so it feels great that I have set this goal and achieved it. Doing this as a team has kept me accountable and there is a real sense of community on the app we used to track our miles. I’ve even decided to join another group challenge and walk 50k in 30 days throughout March!”
Looking after your health will help lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases, and even your risk of dementia too! This challenge has proven that even while working full-time, it is possible to fit 20 minutes of walking into a busy schedule. Staying active and exercising regularly can prevent long-term conditions such as dementia and reduces stress and improves mental well-being.
Donations will remain open so if you would like to give to this amazing charity and support the Air-Seal team, you can do so here.
This challenge has also been a great start to training for the next Air-Seal charity event of the year… climbing Snowdon! The team had planned to take on this behemoth challenge back in 2020 in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice but unfortunately had to postpone their plans due to Covid. This will now take place in October 2022, follow @airsealproducts on socials to keep up with the latest updates.