Crowds take part in Memory Walk
ALMOST a thousand people put on their walking shoes to join the fight against dementia at the Alzheimer’s Society Bedford Memory Walk earlier this month.
The walk was started by dementia scientist at King’s College University, Nicola Voyle, who said: “The money raised from Memory Walk will be invested in research to accelerate the development of better treatments and that all important search for a cure.”
And among the walkers was Morag Strathern (22), of Wellingborough – whose nan Edith (80) sadly passed away recently having had Alzheimer’s for eight years. She said: “After my Nan was diagnosed my Granddad and my Mum became her carers. My grandparents had been married for over 60 years and he had to witness his best friend be stripped away by this awful condition. Dementia doesn’t just affect the person living with the condition, it also has a huge impact on the family and friends around them.
“Myself and my family walked together today in memory of my amazing, beautiful Nan. It is so important that the right care and support is available to people and that research continues to progress.”
Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event that involves walks all around the UK in the autumn.
Marc Shaw, Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser for the region, said: “The day was a huge success and I would like to say thank you to everyone who took part. The funds raised from Bedford Memory Walk will be used to support people living with dementia and their carers, and to fund vital research.”
Pictured – FOR THE LOVE OF NAN: Walkers from all around the region took part in the Memory Walk to raise funds for researching a cure for Alzheimer’s.