Hundreds step with dementiA
Over 1,000 people came together at Ferry Meadows for the Alzheimer’s Society’s Peterborough Memory Walk to raise money for the fight against dementia. People of all ages (and their dogs) raised thousands of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Societybytakingpartineither the 2km or 9km walk.
Among the participants werePeterboroughCityCouncil chief executive Gillian Beasley and Deputy Mayor of PeterboroughCouncillor Keith Sharp.
The pair joined in with the Zumba warm up (as did some of thedogs) beforecuttingthe ribbonto ogetthewalkunderway.
Famil ies walkedin teamswi ith somepeople joggin ng, and once it was do one the children wer re thrilled to get their medals.
So m many people w were walk- ing in memory of their loved ones, some e no l ong g- er with t hem, and others l iving with dement i a . Wa l k e r s had photos of the person they were walking for on their backs. Mrs Beasley said: “It It was l ovely to
see so manypeopleinPeterborough walkingforrelativesorfriends who are living with dementia and raising significant funds for more research and services. “It wasareallyfunday. Well done to Alzheimer’s Society for organising suchsu a fantastic event.” Cllr Sharp sa aid: “I am so proud to be part t of this wonderful event. It’s very moving to see so many peoplep walking for r friends and fam mily. “The target f or Peterborough t today is £ £100,000. We want to do anything we can to su upport peoplee living with dementi i a i n Peterboroug gh.”
Runners dressed in blue - the Rat Bags.
Clive, Louisa and Jemma Woolnough.