The Mayor of Peterborough is calling on local people to stretch their legs for charity and join in with Peterborough Memory Walk at Ferry Meadows.
The Mayor of Peterborough Councillor David Overand is backing the Alzheimer’s Society’s Peterborough Memory Walk, which takes place in Ferry Meadows on Sunday September 7 and is encouraging local people to sign up.
Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event with walks taking place around the UK throughout the autumn to raise money for people affected by dementia and their carers. It is a day to walk, share and celebrate someone special and everyone walks with one common goal: to defeat dementia.
Caroline Ignatius, 32, from Peterborough has been organising Peterborough Memory Walk since 2012, after her mum Dee was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 at the age of just 65.
She said: “People think that it’s all about raising money for a cure, but it’s also about helping to fund vital services for people like my mum, who are living with dementia today. That’s why I’m encouraging people to take part in Memory Walk. Please sign up if you haven’t already.”
The Peterborough Memory Walk takes place in Ferry Meadows Country Park which is also the site of a new Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café, launched as part of Peterborough’s pledge to become dementia-friendly.
From a four year old to their 80 year old gran and her dog, Memory Walk sees whole families coming together to fight dementia. You can choose between a relaxing mile long walk or the longer, more challenging 7 mile walk. Live music, face painting for the kids and refreshments will be waiting for walkers after they cross the finish line.
To register or for more information, please visit www.memorywalk.org.uk/peterborough
The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café is held in the Ferry Meadows Visitors Centre on the third Thursday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org