Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council, Councillor Pat Antcliff is encouraging residents and businesses to pledge to take part in Memory Walks throughout this September and October.
Memory Walks are organised by the Alzheimer’s Society and are a series of family-friendly sponsored walks, suitable for all ages and abilities, to unite together and raise money to defeat dementia.
The walks are spread across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and each walk will take on a different route through a city or park.
Alternatively, you could complete your very own Memory Walk. It’s up to you where you walk, from lapping your local park to taking in new sights or revisiting somewhere special to support this cause. One of the Chair’s chosen charities for her year in office is Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council, Councillor Pat Antcliff said, “Dementia is a cruel disease and something which is all too familiar to friends and families of loved ones who are suffering”.
“It would be fantastic if you, or your family and friends could complete your own Memory Walk for World Alzheimer’s Month and donate to my appeal. Helping to find a cure for this disease is something which is extremely close to my heart. The Research and progress made so far has helped so many sufferers, their families and any contributions received to my fund will go towards funding for vital research into halting this disease”.
Donations to the Chairs appeal can be made online at www.easydonate.org/NOIT02
Or via text / SMS. To donate £5, text NOIT02 to 70970. To donate £10, text NOIT02 to 70191.