Accountant celebrates his 75th birthday by walking around Wales for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru
INTREPID and sprightly accountant Ian Mitchell is tackling the round Wales coastal path to mark his 75th birthday.
Ian and his accountancy firm Mitchell Meredith nominated Alzheimer’s Society Cymru as their charity of the year for 2021/22 and have already raised over three thousand pounds to support people affected by dementia in Wales.
Ian, originally from Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan, said: “I am really looking forward to complete even more of the round Wales coastal path for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru. I have completed 25 walks and there are another 47 to go. If you would like to join me on this epic walk, you can contact me through my Just Giving page. In February I will be focussing on North Wales and in March Mid Wales and my final walk will be in South Wales.”
Ian and Mitchell Meredith are delighted to have raised over three thousand pounds so far for people living with dementia and are keen to raise even more.
Tim Richardson, a fellow director at Mitchell Meredith, said: “We nominated Alzheimer’s Society Cymru because of the amazing work they do supporting people affected by dementia. We know that the pandemic has hit people living with dementia the hardest and we wanted to do what we could. We are delighted Ian has chosen to walk around Wales to celebrate his very special birthday”
Alzheimer’s Society, Community Fundraiser Andrew Hall welcomed Ian and Mitchell Meredith’s decision to help raise money for the charity. He said:
“It’s wonderful that Ian is giving his time to support Alzheimer’s Society Cymru. People with dementia have been worst hit by coronavirus, accounting for over a quarter of all deaths, and many more rapidly deteriorating from the knock-on effects of lockdown.
It’s never been more important to support the around 50,000 people living with dementia in Wales, with the continued support and generosity of supporters like Ian and Mitchell Meredith, we can make sure people get the information and support they need, through vital services like our Dementia Connect support line.”
To support or join Ian Mitchell on his round Wales walk visit his just giving page here
To find out how you can support Alzheimer’s Society Cymru visit alzheimers.org.uk
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