2019 Admiral Walk

5th Mar 2019

Rogers & Norton are delighted to be helping to sponsor the first annual Admiral walk in Norfolk on Sunday 28th April 2019. The six mile walk, in aid of Dementia within Norfolk, is being held at the beautiful Kimberly Hall. There is also a shorter walk, for little people and the elderly who wish to take part, around the stunning lake of the estate and will finish back at the fabulous Hall.

If walking is not for you, you can take part in the Admiral Cycle Event on the day of the walk. You can join either the 36 or 60 mile ride.

The event is specifically aimed at raising money to pay for more specialist Admiral Dementia nurses in Norfolk. The service currently has 7 nurses working across North Norfolk, South Norfolk and Norwich areas with funding only agreed until November 2019.

Without Admiral Nursing support those affected would have to use the UK health care system, through the NHS. With the current burden faced both by government funding and staffing this care would be unlikely to rival the specialist service Admiral Nursing provides.

In Norfolk as a whole, there are an estimated 16,400 people who have dementia (either diagnosed or undiagnosed).

The Government has stated that by 2020 it wants to see an increase in the numbers of people with dementia being able to live at home. In order for this to be possible, provision of innovative and high-quality dementia care services and support in the community is vital.

Caring for someone living with dementia is both challenging and difficult. In England, there are around 540,000 carers of people with dementia. For people living with dementia and their families to live well, they need the support and guidance which the Admiral Nurses offer.

We have also taken the decision to contribute all the funds raised at our annual foot golf event on the 14th June 2019 at Eaton Park towards the very worthy cause.

To find out more about the walk you can visit www.admiralwalk.co.uk.