The Alzheimer’s Society, with the support of BUPA, are gearing up for this year’s fundraising Memory Walk. Last year the event raised over £1 million, a total which Liz Monks, Director of Fundraising at the Alzheimer’s Society is aiming to double this year.
Marylebone’s nearest walk is being held in Regent’s Park on 14th September. There are two routes, one lasting 2km and the other 10 km. Starting at 10am, those taking part are welcome to bring kids and pets to keep you company whilst walking.
This year’s walk is being supported by many a famous face. London based writer Victoria Wood is backing the event – she has been urging people to ‘gather their family and friends, put on those trainers, tie up those laces and show their support for people living with dementia and their carers.’
Actress Carey Mulligan and Eastenders actor John Partridge will be out completing the walk in support of a cause close to their hearts, both having family members who have been affected by dementia.
Dementia has now come to affect over 800,000 people in the UK and this walk is one way in which to support those who research, care and live with dementia. Some of our team will hopefully be out walking, the fit and the unfit, so come along and support this most noble of causes. More information can be found on how to get involved on the Memory Walk website: www.memorywalk.org.uk.