Elise’s Trek the Sahara for Dementia Support

Our amazing supporter Elise Hoyland will be taking on a 50km trek across the Sahara in Marrakesh starting on 23rd February 2023.  This is to show her appreciation for the support we provided for her mum and family during a very difficult time.

Elise has a PHD in Neuroscience and is a Doctor that works in clinical trials.

Here are a few words as to why Elise has chosen to support us:

“They were so helpful to us as we have been going through this. There were many doors closed to us, in particular within the NHS unfortunately.

They really provided practical, emotional support and advice. They were fantastic, and I wanted to pay them back and say thank you.”

Elise’s mother worked at the Blackheath Hospital for 30 years in Pathology. She retired in 2019 and became a leader in Samaritans.

She was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia last year, which has rapidly progressed and is now in a care home, as of last September.

Elise has already raised a considerable amount of money for ADSS, exceeding her £400 target and is continuing to raise money.

We would appreciate it if you could kindly continue to donate to her fundraiser. Here is the link if you wish to donate: https://www.alz-dem.org/appeal/trek-the-sahara-for-dementia-support/

Katie Antill, CEO of ADSS, commented:

“At ADSS much of our work relies on the generous support of people like Elise. We passionately believe that with the right help and care people with dementia can live a good life and their families can be well supported, this is all made possible by the generosity of our fantastic supporters. My sincere thanks go to Elise for taking on this huge challenge to raise funds for us.”

From everyone here at ADSS, we wish you all the best Elise and thank you for choosing to support us.


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