Our Chris is a real shining Diamond!
30 July 2018
Redditch Operations Manager, Chris Bridges will be walking the 58 bus route in Redditch to help raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's Society.
Chris’ husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia 2 years ago. At a time in his life when he had hoped to enjoy his retirement, he now has to deal with this illness on a daily basis. As well as raising money for the charity, Chris is keen to help raise awareness of Dementia and the effects it has on many people’s lives. She said “Dementia is a cruel illness, it has a devastating effect on the whole family when someone you care about has this illness. By taking part in the Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk, I would like to raise awareness so that people can find out more about Dementia and where to get help and support if someone they know is diagnosed.”
On Sunday 28th October, Chris will walk the 8.13 miles of the 58 Bus route in Redditch. She is inviting people to join her on the walk if they wish or simply pop along and show her their support along way. Her journey will start at 10 am in Redditch Bus Station, passing through Church Hill, Winyates, Matchborough, Woodrow and Greenlands just like the bus does. On the day, our drivers will be giving Chris all their support as they pass her along the route, but Chris will be doing the whole route on-foot, so they will not be giving her a cheeky lift to the next stop!!!
Chris has been Redditch Operations Manager for the last 2 years, she is a Redditch local and cares about improving services for the town. In the past she has organised Christmas prize draws for free Pantomime tickets, competitions for local schools to win sports and book vouchers and recently organised a donation of £200 pounds worth of shoes to the School uniform bank. Diamond Bus CEO, Simon Dunn said “Chris works hard to provide a reliable service for the people of Redditch. We support all her endeavours with this fundraising event and we hope the people of Redditch will too."
You can sponsor Chris and read more about her story at her Just Giving page here:
About Alzheimers Society:
Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. Until a cure is found, their aim is to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice. To find out more about Alzheimer’s Society and the work they do visit www.alzheimers.org.uk