Travel firm colleagues take on Spanish trek for Alzheimer’s charity

Colleagues Jemma Gale and Helen Smith of ROL Cruise, Colchester who are planning a marathon trek in

Colleagues Jemma Gale and Helen Smith of ROL Cruise, Colchester who are planning a marathon trek in Spain to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society - Credit: ROL Cruise

Two colleagues from ROL Cruise, an independent cruise retailer in Colchester, are embarking on a physical challenge to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Head of marketing and media, Helen Smith, and business analyst Jemma Gale plan to travel to northern Spain this weekend with a view to trekking the final 120km stretch of one of the world’s most famous long-distance walks; the Camino de Santiago.

The challenge is particularly poignant and personal for Helen as in October last year, her mother was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia.

“I was devastated to discover my fun, outgoing and tremendously caring Mum had been diagnosed with dementia” she said.

“Since my mum’s diagnosis late last year, I have been overwhelmed by the support that has been available through the Alzheimer’s Society. It has opened my eyes to the incredible amount of hard work this charity does.”


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Anyone wishing to make a donation can visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helen-smith169.

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