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Get ready to walk for Alzheimers Scotland

By Sarah Roger

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MORAY residents are being asked to sign up to Alzheimer Scotland’s Memory Walk this year to raise funds and vital awareness of dementia in Scotland.

Scotland’s Memory Walk takes place on the weekend of 16-18 September and, similar to last year, a fundraising platform has been relaunched to ensure people taking part can feel connected and share their experience as one big community.

Organisers behind Scotland’s Memory Walk emphasise the idea that 'It’s Your Walk, Your Way'.

That means participants can choose somewhere that has a special meaning for them at a time that suits them over the weekend.

The distance doesn’t matter, whether it’s 1km, 5km or 500km. It might even be a lap of the garden.

The charity event is free to join, although everyone is encouraged to raise as much as they can.

This year, Scotland’s Memory Walk will be over three days, with the Friday giving workplaces the opportunity to pull together and do something good for charity.

Every penny raised as a result of the walk will go directly towards the support Alzheimer Scotland offers across Scotland, including their 24-hour Freephone Dementia Helpline (0808 808 3000).

Participants will have the option to create a team with friends, family or colleagues and fundraise via their own personalised Memory Walk page.

Emma Gregg, Dementia Advisor for Moray, said: “We depend on fundraised money to run our range of innovative and personalised support services and Scotland’s Memory Walk is one of the biggest fundraising events we have.

“But it’s not just about the fundraising. Scotland's Memory Walk brings communities together, children, adults and older adults. Many participants have something in common; they are walking for someone they care about, a person living with dementia, a carer or in memory of a loved one.

“We hope Scotland’s Memory Walk gives people the chance to honour their loved ones and feel connected to the dementia community across the country.

“It doesn’t matter where you are, or your ability, you can take part and help us to fulfil our mission to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.”

To sign up to Scotland’s Memory Walk, visit: memorywalk.alzscot.org

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