St Albans memory walk proves unforgettable for Alzheimer's Society

PUBLISHED: 20:00 05 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:30 06 May 2010

St Albans Deputy Mayor, Cllr Iqbal Zia with Alzheimer's Society volunteers, Memory Walk entrants and the Herts Advertiser's Rebecca Guest

St Albans Deputy Mayor, Cllr Iqbal Zia with Alzheimer's Society volunteers, Memory Walk entrants and the Herts Advertiser's Rebecca Guest

A MEMORABLE walk around Verulamium Park last weekend helped raise more than £1,000 for the district s dementia sufferers. The St Albans branch of the Alzheimer s Society held its Memory Walk – the charity s biggest annual fundraiser – on Sunday, when arou

A MEMORABLE walk around Verulamium Park last weekend helped raise more than £1,000 for the district's dementia sufferers.

The St Albans branch of the Alzheimer's Society held its Memory Walk - the charity's biggest annual fundraiser - on Sunday, when around 50 people gathered in the park to take part in a one- or two-mile sponsored walk.

Among the walkers was the Deputy Mayor of St Albans, Cllr Iqbal Zia, who said: "I took part in the Memory Walk as a tribute to my father-in-law, the late Ghulam Sarwar Khan, who had Alzheimer's.

"This worthwhile event has increased my awareness of The Alzheimer's Society and the work it does to support families and their loved ones with Alzheimer's."

Although not all the sponsorship money has been collected yet, branch manager of the St Albans Alzheimer's Society Erika Aldridge said that she anticipated a grand total of at least £1,000, all of which would go towards helping local people with dementia.

She added: "It was a great day and even the weather treated us well. This is the second year that we have held a Memory Walk and we were very pleased with how it has grown. As an added bonus, we also picked up some new volunteers on the day.

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