Tess Rolley

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My target 107kms

Tess Rolley's Lucky 7's (107km) run to raise funds for people with dementia!

I’ll be completing MY Memory 107km ("lucky 7's") run to raise funds to support those living with or affected by dementia. I will be running these km's in honour of my wonderful Nana, Val Collins.

Valda Collins was a strong, cheeky and loving Nana. She loved her hats, shoes, music, sport and most of all her family. She had such a cheeky, joyous laugh that was often combined with mischievous mannerisms that I absolutely adored. 

When I was younger, Nana would frequently sneak my sister and I a chocolate bar or a sherbet bomb when we would visit...this was always followed up with "ssshh don't tell". This always resulted in a smile and a giggle. Memories such as this one are memories that I hope to hold onto forever. 

Witnessing the progression of dementia in a loved one really emphasised the gratitude I have for the ability to remember such cherished memories. Dementia is a wicked game...in the early stages it was as if someone was dangling a carrot just millimetres from my Nana's nose...in the later stages nothing really made sense, but we always had laughter and love. 

Although the Corona Virus took my Nana, dementia significantly affected her quality of life. I could often sense Nana's frustration, confusion and sadness at her own mind being unable to function and provide her with the information she needed when trying to connect with others. For my family it was a goal to never allow for my Nana to feel alone, we would be there as much as we could to laugh, dance, sing, chat or just comfort her as she walked and talked. 

The staff at the aged care facility that was my Nana's home for her final years were incredible and were so beautiful and loving towards her. I will be forever grateful and in awe of the staff that took such wonderful care of my Nana and helped her through the various stages of her dementia. 

The funds I raise as I run the 107km ("lucky 7's") are all going towards supporting the work that Dementia Australia provides to people like my Nana living with dementia, families like mine and the carers like those at Village Glen Mornington. These services include counselling, support groups, education and training.

I hope my story resonates the importance of raising funds to help in beating dementia. 

I thank you greatly for your support...feel free to join me on any of the 7km runs.

Love Tess 

My Achievements

Received First Donation

Shared Page on Social

Reached Fundraising Target

Raised $100 - Bronze Dementia Warrior

Raised $500 - Silver Dementia Warrior

Raised $1000 - Gold Dementia Warrior

Raised $2500 - Platinum Dementia Warrior

Added fitness tracker

Thank you to my Sponsors

$213

Village Glen

Good luck on your walk Tess, this is a really worthy and important cause. Thank you for the kind words about the Village Glen team. From myself and the Village Glen community, we send you and your family our thoughts and support. Chas Jacobsen

$159.75

The Deagans

So proud of you Tess and Maddie just know that Nana will be with you both every step of the way .... love Sally, Paul, Garry, Emma, Matthew, Lauren, Lily & Grace xxxx

$127.80

Brad Hauer

$106.50

Julie Idzes

Thank you Tess💛

$106.50

Ian Westley

$58.58

Julie Kendall

Well done on supporting a beautiful charity that is close to your heart ❤️ 😘

$58.58

Jane Luxford

Well done Tess on your wonderful tribute to your Nana, Val. It sounds like you have some wonderful memories that you will hold forever and to recognise her in this way is truly inspiring. Good luck with it.

$58.58

Melinda Playsted

Best of luck Tess. Your Grandma would be so proud of you.. Mel xx

$55

Emma Curry

Good luck Tess .. Great and very important cause, very close to our hearts Lots of love the Currys ( Jann,Jim , Emma , Jonathon and Sam )

$55

Jo Byrnes

Go Tess lovely thing to do for you Nana and for a great cause 🤗

$55

Maddie Grant

Great work Tess nan would be very proud 💕

$55

Cathy Runting

Always so proud of you xxx

$55

Aynsley Jane Mitchell

$50

Jenni G

For your Nana Tess xx

$50

Alison Dow

Good job Tess xx

$50

Anonymous

$50

Alix Westley

Love you Tess, thinking of you!!

$31.95

Lilly Waisberg

Go Tess!!! So proud of you and your Nan will always be with you

$31.95

Leonie Hutchison

$31.95

Ruby

Thinking of you Tess x

$31.95

Kate C

Lots of love Tessy Tess <3

$31.95

Julia Steel

Go Tessy! x

$30

Tess Rolley

$26.63

Meg

Well done Tess, incredible effort, so proud of you, love & light Meg. ❤️

$21.30

Tobin #rangerdanger

Well done Tess, what a great way to honour your Nana. Run with confidence, run with a clear mind, run with a relaxed body and recover like a boss! Xo