Park events to raise support for dementia

A ladies night in St Joseph's Hall, Blantyre, in aid of Alzheimer Scotland and St Andrew's Hospice raised �2,000.
A ladies night in St Joseph's Hall, Blantyre, in aid of Alzheimer Scotland and St Andrew's Hospice raised �2,000.
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Alzheimer Scotland is delivering its biggest ever Memory Walk series in a bid to rally support for people living with dementia.

Dozens of walks take place this autumn and the Lanarkshire one is in Strathclyde Park on Saturday, September 19, with registration from 11am and the walk itself starting at 11.45am.

There are over 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and tens of thousands of unpaid carers. The walks aim to raise funds to deliver support services and raise awareness of the discrimination, isolation and stigmatisation faced every day by people living with dementia.

Anna Devine, director of fundraising, marketing and communications, said: “Dementia is a huge, growing health crisis and it isn’t going to go away so we must rally our caring and compassionate communities to embrace the message that dementia is everyone’s business.

“It costs Alzheimer Scotland millions every year to deliver vital services and to sustain that support as the demand increases, we need to raise more funds and more awareness.”

Registration costs £10 for adults and £5 for 12-16 year olds, and is free for under 12s, with a minimum request of £100 in sponsorship. For more information visit Memory Walks Scotland

One service Alzheimer Scotland supports is the Lanarkshire Dining Club and the next one takes place on Monday at 6.30pm in the Alona Hotel.

For £10 per head guests can have a two-course dinner with family and friends while meeting a dementia advisor and other people living with dementia.

To book call 01698 333888.