Sixteen hundred sign up for memory walk

Volunteers are being urged to unite against dementia by signing up for Hull Memory Walk.

More than 1,600 people have already registered to walk the memory walk – with more joining.

Rebecca Scott, Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk Officer, said:

“We rely on the support of volunteers to make our walks happen.

“Ways to be involved include anything from setting up to signposts, presenting medals, to giving out water or cheering on our wonderful walkers. We have something for everyone.

The Alzheimer’s Society is looking to add to the number of helpers. Memory Walk will help Alzheimer’s Society invest £150 million in research over the next decade and to provide information, care, and support.

Ms. Scott said:

“Hull Memory Walk on Sunday 10 September is an opportunity to enjoy the backdrop of Queens Gardens as walkers step out for a choice of a 1.5km or 5.5km route.

“More than 2,700 people are living with dementia in Hull, with a total number of 67,000 in Yorkshire and Humberside,” said Rebecca.

“Volunteers are a vital part of a very special day. Anyone interested in volunteering or walking can find out more and sign up at memorywalk.org.uk

“Around 50 people have put their names forward as helpers at Hull – our first major walk in the city centre – but we are looking to more than double that number.”

 

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