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Backing our dementia nurses
28/06/2010

Three intrepid heroes from Southampton City Council’s Rapid Response team are set to take on Britain`s highest mountains to raise cash for some very caring nurses.

Southampton’s Admiral Nurses. is a charity which works at the front line of dementia care in Southampton. They make a big difference to the quality of life of dementia sufferers and their families.

To support them David Bradley, Dave James and Russell Farley – who all work for Southampton City Council – will undertake the London to Brighton Bike Ride and then, within just eight days, will take on the Three Peaks Challenge, attempting to climb and descend the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours.

The fund-raisers will undertake the challenges in-between their day jobs at the council’s Rapid Response Team - a crisis intervention group providing support for people at risk of hospital admission.

David Bradley, said: “As part of our professional roles we have been able to see the impact the Admiral Nursing team can have in supporting people with dementia, and their carers. We thought they did such great work that we wanted to help.”

Councillor Royston Smith, Deputy Leader of Southampton City Council, said: “This is a brilliant effort by some dedicated members of our Rapid Response Team. I hope that they are supported generously for this huge effort they are making to raise funds for our Admiral Nurses.”

Admiral Nurses are mental health nurses, specialising in dementia. They work with family, carers and those suffering with dementia to help improve their quality of life.

Notes to Editors

Would you like to speak to a member of the fundraising team? If so, please contact me and I will set this up for you.

Admiral Nurses are named after Joseph Levy, who had vascular dementia and was known as Admiral Joe because of his keen interest in sailing.

Admiral Nurses use a range of interventions that help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships.

To find out more, and to make a donation to the Admiral Nurse Challenge please use the web address below:

www.justgiving.com/southamptonadmiralnursechallenge



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