Some members of “Come & Sing”, our Dementia friendly singing group are taking part in Alzheimer Scotland Memory Walk on the afternoons of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September, as part of the Big Weekend.

What is the Memory Walk?

The Memory Walk is an opportunity to come together with friends and family to show your support for people living with dementia.  Although this year we are walking virtually, we’re still bringing thousands of people together across the country for one Big Weekend.

Why is the Memory Walk so Important?

Each person walking will have a similar reason to do so; they’re walking for someone they care about.  This could be a person currently living with dementia, a carer or in memory of someone.  Memory Walks across Scotland have so far raised over £1 million since they began, helping to provide crucial support across the country for people with dementia, their families and carers.

In Lenzie, we’re going to walk in small groups of 2 or 3 on short routes locally.  We’ll start and finish at the station, with those registering with us being given a personal start time, to make sure that we don’t have a crowd.  You can of course walk anywhere you wish – around your garden or along your street.

You can register online at Alzheimer Scotland Big Weekend for free.  If you don’t wish to register, just contact Lorna Hall on 776 0491 and get a sponsor form, or donate online at the Alzheimer Scotland JustGiving page.  If you’d like to walk with us on Saturday or Sunday, give Lorna a ring for a start time.

How do I get involved?

All we ask is that you sign up for FREE, ask your nearest and dearest to do the same and consider raising money for Alzheimer Scotland.

If you are unable to fundraise at this time please consider making a donation.