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Sophie’s 100 mile walk for Young Onset Dementia

Sophie is working towards her Brownies Gold Award and part of this involved her having to complete the Charities Badge.

She made the decision to undertake a fundraising challenge in support of YPWD because her grandfather, or GG as he is known to Sophie, uses YPWD during the working week and has been for four years since his diagnosis.

Sophie decided to challenge herself by walking 100 miles over eight weeks to raise money, and as part of this enormous challenge she created her own information leaflet about YPWD so people making donations could find out more.

On her 100-mile walk Sophie saw and heard an awful lot of things, but she says the most interesting thing she heard was a woodpecker on the Englefield Estate while walking through the woods. She saw deer on her travels too and found two geocaches!

The good news is that she managed to avoid getting any blisters at all, but unfortunately her mum wasn’t so lucky!

Sophie exceeded her fundraising target and is already thinking about her next challenge, as she says, “I enjoyed the walking when I was out, but I think I’d like to do a different challenge, maybe a swimming challenge or doing 100 of something every day, like jumps on a trampoline, for a month.”

On behalf of everyone at YPWD Sophie we’d like to congratulate you and say a huge thank you for taking on this challenge and raising funds to help us to continue supporting carers and people living with Young Onset Dementia.

If you’d like to support Sophie you can still donate to her challenge on Just Giving: Support Sophie Here


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