Dementia is one of the biggest health challenge facing society today – and the Alzheimer’s Society’s mission is to change the landscape of dementia forever.
Its annual Memory Walks take place across the country each year to raise awareness and funds to help achieve this mission.
Dementia Friendly Richmondshire is organising a local Memory Walk on Saturday 5th October at 11am, at Catterick Racecourse. It will celebrate the racecourse’s work towards becoming a dementia friendly site having recently registered more than 20 dementia friendly staff.
There will also be a pop up Memory Café at the racecourse from 10am until 12.30pm to raise funds for local dementia provider, Dementia Forward. The pop up café will be provided by local charity, Colburn Hub and Community Café, and everyone is welcome to find out more about dementia services.
The walk will be officially started by District Council Chairman Councillor Stuart Parsons and is being hosted by the annual Richmond Walking and Books Festival. The festival - which is in its 15th year, is run by a dedicated team of volunteers from 28th September until 6th October 2019. Catterick Parkrun has also been very supportive of the work as a national affiliate of the Alzheimer’s Society.
For more information visit our dementia friendly Richmondshire page.
All walkers must register for the 2k walk using one of the following options:
- complete a sponsorship form returning the cash directly to the Alzheimer’s Society
- set up a Just Giving page to donate online via the memory walk page
- donate to the Dementia Friendly Richmondshire Just Giving page
- To join the walk, find out more information or register contact firstname.lastname@example.org