Picture of Quickmove staff presenting gift to Alzheimers Support Member

Quickmove donates Christmas gift boxes to dementia charity Alzheimer’s Support

A team from Quickmove has made a festive visit to the Alzheimer’s Support Centre in Devizes, to deliver 35 gift boxes for members to enjoy at Christmas.

Christmas tree surrounded by stacks of wrapped Christmas presents

The 35 boxes were created by Quickmove staff for members of the Alzheimer’s Support centre who suffer from dementia. They contained activity books, fidget blankets, art supplies, sweet treats, bubble baths and much more.

Quickmove Properties deliver gifts to Alzheimers Support

The fundraising team from Quickmove also led the group in a Christmas sing-along, which featured some classics including Felz Navidad, Fairytale of New York and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Quickmove team singing with Alzheimers Support at Christmas

Wiltshire’s Alzheimer’s Support provides much-needed care for dementia sufferers and their families. Their services include home care, day centres, advisers, and activity groups.

Their daycare centres specifically help to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for people living with dementia, giving a break for family carers.

The award-winning format of a relaxed, informal atmosphere, small group sizes and high staff and volunteer ratios allow members a choice in how they spend their time.

Alzheimer's Support Members and Quickmove team sat in a circle on chairs chatting and laughing together

Earlier this year, Quickmove Properties participated in two other fundraising activities for the charity. In May, three team members took to the skies, skydiving 15,000ft to raise over £3,000 in donations. In June, the whole Quickmove team took part in a 13-mile trek from Cricklade to Lechlade raising a further £1,000.

Quickmove matched the donations raised by individuals throughout the year and donated a total of £9,286 to Alzheimer’s Support.

This is the second year Quickmove Properties has committed to donating Christmas gift boxes to Alzheimer’s Support, with 50 boxes donated in December 2022.

Picture of Quickmove staff presenting gift to Alzheimers Support Member

Devizes Day Club Manager, Becci Field commented:

“A massive thank you to you all at Quickmove. Our members absolutely loved the entertainment and the gift boxes you have so generously donated. The carers all said how amazing and kind you guys are and they really appreciated your visit.

Quickmove Properties Sales Director, Mark O’Dwyer also commented:
The Quickmove team of elves were delighted to collect and deliver the gifts in person and entertain the members with a festive singalong! Alzheimer’s Support provide a fantastic service for their members and families. We see the difference it makes to have a sociable place to meet and enjoy activities such as music and crafts.

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Quickmove complete Walk to Remember in aid of Alzheimer’s Support

This weekend just gone, (Saturday 3rd June), a team from park home selling specialists, Quickmove Properties, took on the Walk to Remember, a gruelling 13 mile trek from Gloucestershire to Wiltshire in aid of the charity Alzheimer’s Support.

Just last month (7th May), three members of the Quickmove Properties team took to the skies over the Wiltshire countryside to complete a death defying skydive that saw them raise a total of £3,823 in aid of Alzheimer’s Support.

Last weekend’s task, the Quickmove Walk to Remember, was more a test of endurance than nerve.

The team took on the 13 mile trek along the Thames Path that saw them start in Lechlade in Gloucestershire, with the finish line in the Wiltshire town of Cricklade.

To date, the team of 19 fundraisers have raised £961 and would welcome any donations via Quickmove Walk to Remember Half Marathon Trek | Alzheimer’s Support (alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk)

Community Fundraising Manager at Alzheimer’s Support, Rachel Fear, commented:

“Alzheimer’s Support is a charity that is very close to our heart as a company and we’re incredibly proud of the Quickmove team for the effort and dedication they have shown in tackling the fundraising tasks presented to them.

Our skydive was an incredible success, raising almost £4,000. However, this time around, the team did request something that would keep their feet firmly on solid ground. A request they may well be regretting this week after walking 13 miles.”

Wiltshire Park Home residents throw tea party fit for a king

Tea parties took place across the nation this weekend in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III, however, one particular party was transformed into a right royal knees up by park home selling specialists, Quickmove Properties, who awarded £1,000 of Waitrose vouchers to one lucky residential park community.

Quickmove Properties ran their ‘Win a street party’ prize draw for park home residents who were planning on hosting a coronation tea party, with the lucky entrant also set to win a luxury hamper for themselves and £1,000 in Waitrose vouchers to contribute towards the cost of their park’s party.

The lucky resident was Sheila Seward who lives in the over 50’s community of Lillybrook Estate, in Wiltshire. Sheila not only bagged herself a hamper overflowing with an enormous selection of high quality snacks, biscuits, coffee, preserves and wine, but the £1,000 in Waitrose vouchers was used to throw a tea party of epic proportions.

The residents of Lillybrook Estate not only put on a spread fit for King Charles himself, but they also held a raffle, as well as a best homemade crown competition, topping off the day with a fireworks display provided by the park owner.

Sales Director at Quickmove Properties, Mark O’Dwyer, commented:

“We’re delighted for Sheila and the residents of Lillybrook Estate and we’re glad to have helped supercharge the already outstanding party they had planned for the weekend’s coronation festivities.

It really was a momentous moment in the modern history of our nation and one that many communities quite rightly came together to celebrate in union.

There’s no doubt they celebrated in style at the friendly and sociable Lillybrook Estate, and as the pictures show, it was a memorable occasion for everyone involved.”

Competition winner and Lillybrook Estate resident, Sheila Seward, commented:

“I never dreamed I would win as I’ve never won anything in my life and so it was a lovely surprise. We’ve lived here for ten years and everyone is so friendly, we all look after each other and to be able to make this weekend’s celebrations that extra bit special was fantastic.”

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