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Howdon’s send off for Alan’s 1,800-mile road trip for Alzheimer’s Research

Howdon Care Centre are delighted to be supporting Alan Troilett, the kind-hearted husband of Audi, who is a resident at the home.

Yesterday on his 86th birthday, Alan set off on an epic 1,800 mile road trip to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, a cause close to his heart as his beloved wife is living with dementia.

The journey started at Howdon where he was given a great Geordie send-off which Tyne Tees News filmed for a feature.

Alan will be accompanied on his journey by his Yorkshire Terrier, Teddy, and his friend John Watson, as they travel from Wallsend to Land’s End then up to John O’Groats, returning to Newcastle 10 days later.

Home Manager, Allison Baxter, said: “We are so delighted to support Alan’s fundraising and will be following him every step of the way and sharing updates with his wife Audi and all our residents." 

If you would like to support Alan with his fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK, visit his Just Giving page at

Good Luck Alan!

Howdon Care Centre, rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), is located in Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and provides Residential CareNursing CareResidential Dementia Care and Nursing Dementia Care

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