Join a memory walk against dementia and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society
Alzheimer’s Society is calling on family, friends and colleagues to unite against dementia this autumn by joining one of several memory walks being held across the country.
There are 43 walks taking place this autumn – including five longer marathon style walks, all raising funds to create lasting chances for people affected by the condition.
Dementia devastates lives, but every pound raised through Memory Walk will help Alzheimer’s Society provide vital information and support, improve care and fund research.
This year, Memory Walk will bring together more than 120,000 walkers, with the hope of raising in excess of £9million.
This Sunday, you can join one in Oxford University Parks – registrations close today so you’ll need to be quick if you want to take part in this one.
The shorter 3km walk is a gentle stroll ideal for any age, while the longer 6.5km will loop you around the park. Arrive from 10am, the walk starts at 11am.
If you do miss out how about trying the one in Windsor Great Park on Saturday, 21st September, registration for this one closes on Thursday 19th.
Take the shorter walk of 3.5km for a stroll suitable for all around parkland or try the 8km undulating walk which passes through stunning countryside. Don’t forget your wellies or walking boots!
Arrive from 9.30am for the walk which starts at 11am.
In Surrey, you can take part in Painshill walk on Sunday, 6th October and you can choose to take either the shorter 2km walk or a longer 7km walk. The 2km gentle stroll goes around the lake and is suitable for Memory Walkers of all ages including pushchairs and wheelchairs. The longer 7km walk will take you further around the park, with some muddy patches so don’t forget your wellies and walking boots! All routes and distances are subject to change.
All routes will start and finish at Painshill, by the cafe, where there will be a hive of activity to get everyone ready for Memory Walk.
Take a moment to reflect on who you are walking for by leaving a message on the Memory Tree, and watch it blossom through the day.
Walkers should arrive from 9.30am and the walk starts at 11am.
Registration is £10 and closes on 3rd October.