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Actress Lynda Bellingham backs Watford Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s
12:10pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in News
Actress and Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham is urging residents to put on their walking shoes and support Watford Memory Walk, part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraiser, in Cassiobury Park on Sunday.
Lynda, who is an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador, said: 'My Mum had Alzheimer's so I know how devastating its impact can be - not only on the person who has been diagnosed but also on their family and friends.
“Alzheimer's Society helps families and friends enjoy their time together so that they can share their happy memories for as long as possible.
“That's why I am encouraging you to take part in Memory Walk 2012 and help raise money to support local people with dementia.”
Jennifer Hewson from Alzheimer’s Society in Watford said: “Memory Walk is a fantastic way to spend a Sunday.
“From a four year old to his 80 year old gran and her dog, memory walk sees whole families coming together to fight dementia.
“An array of entertainment and refreshments will be available making it a day to remember for everyone who takes part.
"Thanks to the support of Bupa Care Homes, Memory Walk is able to support more people living with dementia in Hertfordshire through the vital funds that are raised."
The Watford Memory Walk follows the Heritage Walk falong paths suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.
Money raised will help fund vital services for people with dementia and their carers.
Local services include Dementia Support Workers who provide information and advice, and other services including Dementia Cafes and Singing for the BrainTM which can radically improve people’s lives.
MP Richard Harrington and elected Mayor Dorothy Thornhill will be among this year’s Watford walkers as will actress Josette Simon OBE who has appeared in many shows, films and series including Blake’s 7, Lewis, Casualty, Skin and Macbeth with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
A variety of entertainment including face painting and a woodland creature hunt for the children and a raffle and tombola for the adults will be available on the day helping make it a day to remember for the whole family.
Walkers can sign up to take part by visiting www.memorywalk.org.uk/watford