Residents are being urged to put their best foot forward and support Memory Walk, the Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraiser.
Banbury’s Memory Walk will take place from Banbury Cross on Saturday, September 14 with registration starting at 10am and the walk beginning at 11am.
Families and individuals are asked to step out for a few hours and raise money through sponsorship to help support people with dementia and their carers.
The one-mile walk takes participants through the town centre and will be led by bagpiper Steve Duffy, who will provide music along the wheelchair and pushchair-friendly route.
Ellie Hughes of Alzheimer’s Society Oxfordshire said: “Memory Walk is a fantastic way to spend a day. Whether you’re four or 80, Memory Walk sees whole families – and their dogs! – coming together to fight dementia. Additionally an array of entertainment and refreshments will be available, making it a lovely day out for everyone who takes part.”
For the third year running Memory Walk will be held in partnership with Bupa Care Homes. It is open to people of all ages and registration is free.
Actress Carey Mulligan, who appeared in recently-released film the Great Gatsby, is the Alzheimer’s Society ambassador. She said: “Alzheimer’s Society is a cause very close to my heart as my nan has dementia, so I grew up experiencing the effects the condition has on her. That’s why I am supporting Memory Walk. It gives us the opportunity to really make a difference to those living with dementia and their carers.
“It is a great opportunity for the whole family to spend a day out together whilst also raising money for such an important cause. I would encourage everyone to sign up today.”
To register visit memorywalk.org.uk/banbury.