When former teacher Sonya, now 61, saw the role of Hummingbird at Luff House advertised online, she was moved to tears and couldn’t sleep until she had applied
Calling all walkers!
Whatever your route, your distance, or your destination, join us for a special pilgrimage this year and raise funds for the Pilgrims’ Friend Society Hummingbirds.
We’re asking our wonderful supporters to put your walking boots and step out to raise money for our Hummingbirds. Whether you want to walk, run, swim, cycle or something else, join us as we journey together on a sponsored pilgrimage.
- Walk solo along the route of your choosing
- Walk with a group along an agreed route
- Make one of our homes or schemes your starting or finishing point
- Stay local and do laps of your garden or park
- Go as far as you like
- Do it over a few days or sessions
- Find alternative methods of travel – ride a bike, row a boat, swim lengths
Our Hummingbirds are an integral part of the care we offer to those living with dementia. They are members of our team who are specifically employed to spend time and connect with those living with dementia by moving from person to person, providing short, meaningful connections. Often a Hummingbird will offer some gentle conversation or soothe or distract anyone who is anxious. They might use a memory prompt such as a ball or piece of string to help the older person reconnect for a moment, or they might sing or read a short passage of Scripture.
“As a Hummingbird, I do my best to find a way through to the person and when that shell comes open and you see the beauty of that soul inside, that pearl shines and it just melts your heart.”
- Sonya, Hummingbird
If you'd like a hard copy of the guide, please get in touch with the Support Office on 0300 303 1403 or by emailing email@example.com