Comedian urges Moray public to get their walking boots on

Craig Hill - encouraging Moray public to get behind the Memory Walk.
Craig Hill – encouraging Moray public to get behind the Memory Walk.

ONE OF THE UK’S leading comedians has been lending his support to efforts aimed at raising awareness and funding for Alzheimer Scotland.

Craig Hill is lending his support to the ‘Memory Walks’ taking place throughout the country – with the Moray walk, supported by the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, taking place this month.

The walk on September 18 will begin at the Baxter’s Highland Village where participants will raise funds to help support people living with dementia and their partners in Moray.

Craig, who has just completed his successful Edinburgh Fringe Festival run, said: “Go Alzheimer Scotland! What a great idea! This year they’re encouraging everyone to sign up for a ‘Memory Walk’, where you commemorate and celebrate your loved ones raising much needed funds and in turn you support those affected by the illness and thousands of carers and you get fit to boot-what’s not to love about that?

“Show your support this Autumn by signing up to one of the ‘Memory Walk’ events which are happening all over Scotland from Shetland to The Borders. Go on, dust off yer trainers, get yer pins oot and let’s give the Memory Walks a big thumbs up!”

Memory Walks are open to walkers of all ages and abilities, so there’s no reason why the entire family can’t make it the perfect day out.

Speaking on behalf of Alzheimer’s Scotland, Elma MacKay said: “The excitement is building for this year’s Memory Walk with less than two weeks to go until our walk gets under way.

“We need lots of people to walk with us to challenge dementia once and for all. Together we can make a huge difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their carers across the area and further support our mission that no one should live with dementia alone.”

Registration is £10 for adult walkers, £5 for 12 to 16 year olds and under 12s can walk for free, while Alzheimer Scotland is asking participants to raise £100 in sponsorship. Full details and registration is available online now.

Alzheimer Scotland has joined forces with The Sunday Post to help raise £250,000 across the 2016 Memory Walks series. Memory Walks are also supported by HSBC.

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