Alzheimer’s hope to reel in the Memory Miles

Moray Memory Walk appeal for participants.
Moray Memory Walk appeal for participants.

PEOPLE THROUGHOUT MORAY are being urged to lace up their walking shoes to help raise vital funds for people with dementia and their families.

Participants are required to help Alzheimer Scotland by signing up to their Memory Walk series taking place this autumn.

The Moray Memory Walk, supported by The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, will start off at Baxters in Fochabers on Sunday 18th September at 1pm. The walk will take us round by the cricket pitch, by the river, up through the town and then back to Baxters for some refreshments.

Walkers will aim to raise money to help support the 1800 people living with dementia across Moray and the countless partners, family members and friends also affected.

Memory Walks are open to walkers of all ages and abilities, and are the perfect opportunity for a day out with the entire family.

Elma MacKay, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer Scotland, said: “We are all very excited about our Moray Memory Walk event this year and we need as many local people as possible to come along and challenge dementia, celebrate loved ones, and enjoy a fantastic day out in the beautiful Scottish outdoors.

“Together we can make a huge difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their families across the area.”

Kay Jackson, manager of The Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, added: “We’re really pleased to be welcoming everyone to Baxters for this year’s Memory Walk in Moray.

“Alzheimer Scotland is an extremely worthy cause and one which The Foundation has supported for many years. We’re looking forward to giving all the walkers a good send-off as they set off to raise money for this deserving charity that supports so many people in the local area.”

Money raised from the Moray Memory Walk will be used to support people living with dementia in Moray through our groups and activities such as our Dementia Cafes and Carers Groups. The area also benefits from a Dementia Advisor who is available to support people living with dementia, their friends and families, and carers.

Registration is £10 for adult walkers, £5 for 12-16 year olds and under 12s can walk for free.

Alzheimer Scotland is asking participants to raise £100 in sponsorship. Visit to find out more and to register.