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Memory walks to take place for Alzheimer's
7:00am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
TWO Memory walks for the Alzheimer’s Society will be taking place at the Habberley Valley Nature Reserve on Saturday, October 13th.
Walkers can choose a gentle one hour stroll or a fifteen minute walk through the reserve while rangers give information about the local wildlife.
Mary Hughes, 45, is organising the sponsored walks to help raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s.
She said: “People don’t know much about Alzheimer’s, it’s misunderstood.
“I visit my Dad in a nursing home and although he doesn’t suffer from dementia he is one of the few in the home who doesn’t.
“The care is quite inspirational. People with Alzheimer’s can live such good lives. You can make them really happy by spending a little bit of time with them.”
Mrs Hughes was inspired to help at the Alzheimer’s shops due to her fascination with mental health.
She added: “My dad was diagnosed with schizophrenia and my son has ADHD. I’ve always wanted to know more.”
The walk begins at 10.30am and walkers should meet in the nature reserve’s car park.
After the walks there will be a barbeque, refreshments and a tombola.
For more information email Mary.Hughes@alzheimers.org.uk