Horsham Memory Walk raises hundreds for dementia charity

Walkers made the most of the good weather
Walkers made the most of the good weather

The Horsham Memory Walk has raised hundreds of pounds for a dementia charity.

Organised by Horsham Rusty Brains, a group based around living well with dementia, the walk raised £484.06 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Ryan Tyler, the charity’s services manager in Sussex, said: “We had an amazing time at Horsham Memory Walk.

“More than 100 people with dementia, family, friends and teams from across Horsham united against dementia.”

There were two walks to choose from at the event, held on Friday September 21.

Participants had the choice of a memory walk of around one and a half miles and a nature memory walk which took around 45 minutes.

The event started with a warm up session and walkers were treated to live musical entertainment at the walk.

Horsham MP Jeremy Quin also visited the walkers to offer his encouragement.

Ryan added: “We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the walk, volunteered on the day and donated water and fruit, and the many local companies who helped on the day.

“As well as a huge thank you to Horsham Rusty Brains for organising the event.

“Dementia devastates lives, but every pound raised through memory walk will help us provide vital information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by the condition.”

The word dementia is used to describe a set of symptoms which may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.

To find out more about the Horsham Memory Walk, call the Alzheimer’s Society Sussex Helpline on 01403 213017.

If you would like to sponsor the group of walkers, please visit their donation page at www.justgiving.com/Tim-Wilkins2

To find out more information about the Alzheimer’s Society and dementia please visit alzheimers.org.uk/