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Join our Memory Walk for Dementia

Published: Thursday, 20th July 2017

Launch of Memory Walk

Memory Walk supporters: Gill Dickson, Pendle's Mayor and Mayoress, Paul Gauntlett with Petra Wilson of the Pavilion Cafe.

Pendle’s Dementia Action Alliance is taking part in the world’s largest event to raise awareness about dementia.

 Everyone’s welcome  to take part in a short 6 mile Memory Walk on Sunday 3rd September in a bid to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society 
“Please come and join us on a walk to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society,” says Gill Dickson who helps to co-ordinate Pendle Council’s support on health issues including dementia.

The charity walk starts at Victoria Park Pavilion, Nelson at 10.30am and will be meeting with Burnley’s group along the way, as they start at Barden Marina,  Reedley at 10.30am.

People can register for the Memory Walk via www.pendle.gov.uk/walk

Anyone wanting further information can contact Pendle Dementia Action Alliance on pendledaa@gmail.com or www.dementiaaction.org.uk 
Pendle’s Mayor, Councillor David Whalley who is also Pendle’s Dementia Champion said:
“This is a fitting start to the walk. The Pavilion will be the first community venue recognised for working  to become Dementia Friendly in Pendle.

“Pendle Council is working to make all our buildings dementia friendly, meeting the Alzheimer’s Society’s criteria” he announced.
“Our Contact Pendle Centre was the first building to be recognised as making good progress to become dementia friendly and we’re  supporting efforts to create dementia friendly places right across Pendle,” he explained.

Dementia friendly places include accessible buildings, public awareness and safe spaces where people with dementia can go should they need help and support when out and about.

Paul Gauntlett, chair of Pendle’s Dementia Action Alliance said:
“Throughout this year we’re working with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors to make sure buildings used by the general public in Pendle are committed to  becoming dementia friendly.

The Pendle Dementia Alliance has launched a newly updated guide to local services and a new legal and financial advice leaflet to help people understand what support is available to people living with dementia in Pendle. These are available throughout Pendle, including Victoria Park  Pavilion and the Contact Centre.