Thousands turn out for Memory Walk in Wollaton Park

In September 2018, our Care Manager, Peter, and his partner, Chloe, joined over 3000 people at Wollaton Park to help defeat dementia by taking part in a walk to raise money to battle the disease.

25/06/2019

In September 2018, our Care Manager, Peter, and his partner, Chloe, joined over 3000 people at Wollaton Park to help defeat dementia by taking part in a walk to raise money to battle the disease.

This fantastic event, which marks Nottingham’s 8th successive and largest Memory Walk to date, was championed by actress Vicky McClure (‘Line of Duty’ star), who is also an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador. Vicky cut the ribbon to start the walk alongside Daniel Bradbury, 31, who was diagnosed with a very rare form of inherited dementia when he was just 30.

Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes. Dementia can devastate lives by slowly stripping people of their memories relationships and identities. People proudly stepped out in Nottingham, united against dementia, to change things.

Scott Smith, Alzheimer’s Society operations manager in Nottinghamshire said “Every pound raised will enable us to provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.”

Peter and Chloe, representing Bluebird Care and walking for their loved ones affected by dementia, managed to raise over £450 for the research charity. This was achieved via the considerate donations of Bluebird Care staff, friends and family.

This year, Memory Walk aims to raise £9 million nationally and bring together over 110,000 walkers. Over the next decade, the Alzheimer’s Society is committed to spending at least £150 million on dementia research to improve care for the people today and find a cure for tomorrow.

Anyone who missed out and who would like to take part in a walk, can sign up now at memorywalk.org.uk.

                                                  Memory Walk Alzheimer's Society couple posing in large photo frame