We are delighted to report that our very own Amy Mumby, our Business Support Manager has raised money and awareness of Dementia with her sister Ellie.
Amy is very proud to have completed the Memory Walk in September which was organised by the Alzheimer’s Society across the Humber Bridge. It was especially fitting as they cut the ribbon to officially start the walk.
Amy and her Sister Ellie both completed the walk in memory of their Grandad Stanley. They remember the final years of his life living with Dementia such as asking about his wife who died years earlier and him being unable to recall Amy being his granddaughter but still recognising her face.
“I loved my grandad to bits but it felt like we had lost him long before he actually died which was in January at the age of 86”. “He was diagnosed seven years ago and the disease just got progressively worse, turning him from a kind, funny man who was full of life to someone who was constantly frustrated and angry.”
Stanley Mumby lived in Hull all his life and delivered coal with a horse and cart and then becoming a bus driver, which he loved. He was heartbroken when he found he couldn’t drive anymore.
Amy and Ellie were involved more and more towards the end of his life and would go shopping for him and do meal plans to make sure he was eating properly. It was hard for the family to bear watching as the disease took hold.
Amy has said that as she learned more about dementia, she realised that it was best not to correct him by explaining that his wife Beryl was dead, as it could be upsetting, so she would just say that she had popped out to the shops and he’d usually accept that.
Amy & Ellie think that Stanley would be really proud of theme for taking part in the Memory Walk, all of us here at GW Power certainly are and we have helped her raise some money too. In total they have raised over £320 so far and if you would like to also support their cause, you can visit the fund raising page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mw452768 Amy & Ellie will be over the moon if you could.
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