This September, Memory Walks have been taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to raise money and awareness for a world without dementia. Thousands of people of all ages and abilities joined in, from grandparents to grandchildren and even furry four-legged friends. It was a time for everyone to come together and celebrate loved ones affected by dementia.
Alcester Dementia Memory Walk was supported by the local community who took part on the 3 routes (short, medium and long) around Alcester on Sunday 20th September. Maps and directions were handed out to those taking part and, either before or after the walk, everyone was invited to a soup and sandwich lunch in Jubilee Hall.
Thanks go to those who helped with the walk organisation, food etc and to those who took part on the day.
Money raised is being put towards a dementia centre / day care facility in the town, the next stage on from the successful Alcester Cafe: http://www.alcesterdementiacafe.org/. Day care will provide dementia respite so needed in the area.
If you want to help with the dementia day care fundraising or would like more information about becoming a Dementia Friend please contact Carole or Roger Zambonini on 01789 488088.
Picture 1: starting the walk