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Carey Mulligan urges Stoke-on-Trent residents to help beat dementia with at a organised event at Tunstall Park



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The Great Gatsby actress, Carey Mulligan, is asking Stoke-on-Trent residents to put on their walking shoes and support Memory Walk. Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraiser. Stoke-on-Trent’s Memory Walk will take place on Sunday 15 September 2013 at Tunstall Park from Floral Hall.

Carey is asking families and individuals from Stoke-on-Trent to step out for a few hours and raise money to help support people with dementia and their carers. A variety of entertainment and refreshments will be available making it a day to remember for the whole family.

For the third year running Memory Walk 2013 will be held in partnership with Bupa Care Homes. Together, Alzheimer’s Society and Bupa aim to support more people living with dementia through the vital funds that are raised.

Carey, who is an Alzheimer’s ambassador, 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.

‘Memory Walk 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.’

Gordon Banks, who is an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador and will be attending the walk at Tunstall Park, said:

"My brother had dementia and it was very tough to watch him decline. Memory Walk brings people together who not only understand the illness but also who are inspired to do more, to raise vital funds that help others and research new treatments."

Emily Weighill, Community Fundraiser for the West Midlands from Alzheimer’s Society said:

‘Memory Walk is a fantastic way to spend Sunday 15 September. From a four year old to his 80 year old gran and her dog. Memory Walk sees whole families 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.’

‘There are an estimated 11,332 people with dementia in Staffordshire and Shropshire. Thanks to the support of Bupa Care Homes, Memory Walk is able to support more people living with dementia and their carers through the vital funds that are raised.’

This year’s Stoke-on-Trent Memory Walk takes place in Tunstall Park from Floral Hall starting at 11am and is open to people of all ages, children to grandparents.

To register for the Memory Walk visit memorywalk.org.uk/northstaffordshire

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Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s

  • Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event which sees walks taking place around the UK throughout September.
  • Memory Walk 2013 is being held in partnership with Bupa Care Homes. Together, Alzheimer’s Society and Bupa aim to support more people living with dementia through the vital funds that are raised.
  • One in three people over 65 will develop dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 800,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia, more than half have Alzheimer’s disease. In less than ten years a million people will be living with dementia. This will soar to 1.7 million people by 2051
  • Alzheimer’s Society champions the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them
  • Alzheimer’s Society works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Alzheimer’s Society has a plan to deal with dementia. Help us support people to live well today and fight for a world without dementia tomorrow. We rely on voluntary donations to continue our vital work. You can donate now by calling 0845 306 0898 or visiting alzheimers.org.uk
  • Alzheimer’s Society provides a National Dementia Helpline, the number is 0300 222 11 22 or visit alzheimers.org.uk

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