Mold nursing home staff hike boost for good causes

Published date: 25 July 2014 |
Published by: Romilly Scragg 
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NURSING home staff walked 14 miles to raise more than £2,000 for charity.

Fourteen staff from The Cottage Nursing Home in Mold raised the money with a sponsored walk from the home to Moel Famau and back.

The money is being split between the Dean Puplett appeal and for the local branch of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

Nursing home training manager Cathy Peach, who organised the trek, said the home liked to do a charity event each year.

She said: “We thought we’d like to do something local and so we thought of Dean. And then we wanted to raise awareness of MND because one of our residents, Cedwyn Smallwood, is an MND sufferer.”

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease which attacks the nerves in the brain. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

There is currently no cure for MND but symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.

Dean, from Mold, was diagnosed with the childhood cancer, neuroblastoma, in 2010. 

The six-year-old has now fought off the condition but there is an 80 per cent chance it will return.

“It was a lovely day out and we finished at Loggerheads where we were met by Cedwyn,” said Cathy.

“To be honest, we were just overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity including all the local business who donated prizes for a raffle we held afterwards.”

l To donate to the Dean Puplett Appeal go to www. Appeal or search the Dean Puplett Appeal on Facebook.

Anyone who would like to help and is in a position to make the appeal their charity of the year or has space for a fundraising pot is asked to contact Jane on 01352 218454 or 07974177489 or call in at Flintshire Fitness Supplies in the Daniel Owen Precinct, Mold.

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