There’s still time to sign up and take part in Alzheimer Scotland’s Memory Walk which takes place this weekend.
Scotland’s Memory Walk takes place on 18-19 September and a new fundraising platform has been launched to ensure that people taking part can feel connected and share their experience as one big community.
Alzheimer Scotland – Western Isles will have an info stall all day in Cromwell Street, Stornoway on September 16, 17 and 18 (Thursday-Saturday) with more information about how you can support the Memory Walk weekend!!
The idea behind Scotland’s Memory Walk is simple. People can choose where they want to walk, and with whom.
That means participants can choose somewhere that has a special meaning for them at a time that suits them over the weekend.
With so many great places to choose from locally you can create special memories with friends and family that will last a lifetime.
The distance doesn’t matter, whether it’s 1km, 5km or 500km. It might even be a lap of the garden.
Participants will have the option to create a team with friends, family or colleagues and fundraise via their own personalised Memory Walk page.
Everyone who supports the campaign will also be able to earn rewards and badges, there are also prizes and medals up for grabs this year.
Every penny raised as a result of Scotland’s Memory Walk will go directly towards the support Alzheimer Scotland offers across Scotland, including their 24-hour Freephone Dementia Helpline (0808 808 3000).
Glasgow woman Agnes Dunn, 79, who is a carer for her husband Ian, said: “A few years ago, Ian and I cut the ribbon for one of the Memory Walks, and it was amazing to see so many people turning up, and everyone was so happy and upbeat and having fun.
“Everyone was there for a common cause; it is something that everyone should try at least once. This year I’m planning on taking Ian around the block and to the park and get our family and friends to sponsor us.
“It’s nice to know that you’re part of a community that understands the challenges of living with dementia because it doesn’t just affect the person with dementia, carers and family live with it as well.”
Sarah Cheung, Stakeholder Engagement Lead at Alzheimer Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to bring Scotland’s Memory Walk back this September to raise vital funds and awareness of dementia in Scotland. It’s so important to connect with friends and family, more so than ever, and our walk is the perfect way to do so.
“We’d love people to choose a special location for their walk; perhaps somewhere local that holds a special memory, or even your garden if you’re not able to venture far. Our hope is that this year’s walk will reach every corner of Scotland over the weekend of 18-19 September. If you are unable to take part on these dates we would still love you to sign up and complete your walk on a date that works for you.
“Many participants have something in common, they’re 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.
“Every penny raised will go directly towards helping Alzheimer Scotland support people living with dementia and their loved ones, at a time when they need us more than ever.”
- Alzheimer Scotland fundraising weekend
- Scotland’s Memory Walk 2021
- Takes place this weekend 18-19 September
- New all-in-one fundraising platform at memorywalk.alzscot.org
- Participants can choose to walk where they like to celebrate someone they love
- Connect with other supporters in an online group full of amazing people with a shared mission
- Every penny raised in Scotland stays in Scotland to fulfil Alzheimer Scotland’s mission to ensure that nobody faces dementia alone