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Speed dating walk aims to raise cash for dementia

Speed dating walk aims to raise cash for dementia
25th February 2010

On Saturday April 24th, a "dating event with a difference" will be hitting Kent for singletons to take advantage of.

A speed dating walk is being held, with proceeds coming to Alzheimer's Society, allowing people to walking in the countryside while meeting eligible men and women, starting in Kent at the Chaser in Shipbourne and lasting for 2.5 hours before ending back at the pub for lunch.

While the event is free, a suggested donation of £5 is being asked for and all proceeds will go straight to Alzheimer's Society.

Ali Wooley, the organiser of the event, explained that while speed dating has been around for a long time, she wanted to combine the activity with another exercise that would put people at ease.

She continued: "Personally it gives me a great feeling seeing romance flourishing step by step. After the last event the follow up feedback I received was lovely and putting the 'matched couples' in touch afterwards was very rewarding."

It follows calls from Hugh Dennis, the comedian from BBC's Mock the Week and Outnumbered, for people in Yorkshire to sign up and raise money for people with dementia in the upcoming Great Yorkshire Run.

Read more about Barchester's dementia care homes.