Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Stepping out against dementia raises £745!


More than 40 people joined together last Saturday (28th September) in the fight against dementia at Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre for Alzheimer's Society’s annual Thatcham Memory Walk where £745 was raised for the UK’s leading support and research charity for people living with dementia.

Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event which sees walks taking place around the UK throughout September. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to spend a day out together whilst also raising money for such an important cause.

The walk was opened by Alzheimer's Society volunteer and local resident Barry Randall whose granddaughters took part in the walk with him.

There are currently over 5,000 people living with dementia in West Berkshire and the money raised at Thatcham Memory Walk will fund local services in the community such as the Dementia Support Worker Service, Singing for the Brain and Dementia Cafés.

Community Fundraiser, Ellie Hughes, said:
‘Local support for the walk has been great and it was a really special and uplifting day. I want to say a huge thank you to all the walkers and volunteers who helped to make it possible and of course to Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre for once again providing us with a beautiful venue.'

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