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Training begins for Birmingham Memory Walk

Training begins for Birmingham Memory Walk
27th July 2010

Preparations have begun for the first Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk in Birmingham.

Volunteers have joined people with dementia and their carers to begin training for the event at a local gym, with the walk itself taking place on September 11th.

These volunteers came from the Wesleyan Assurance Society, with the group's director of marketing Sam Porter saying the project was particularly close to the heart of many of its staff.

"It was great to see so many volunteers here today in preparation for the Memory Walk and I'm confident that our first flagship walk will be a huge success," added Emma Dowler, community fundraiser for Alzheimer's Society in Birmingham and Solihull.

More than 14,000 people in the Birmingham area are living with dementia, according to the charity, so the money raised will go towards making their lives and the lives of their carers easier through additional support services.

This event is one of many Memory Walks that the charity is supporting, such as the one Watford will host on September 19th at Cassiobury Park.

Read more about Barchester's dementia care homes.