Family solidarity at a great day to remember

Memory Walk in Milngavie
Memory Walk in Milngavie

Around 80 walkers made every step count by raising more than £2,500 from a walk around Milngavie’s reservoir for people with dementia and their carers.

Alzheimer Scotland policy and engagement manager Arlene Crockett was delighted with the success of the recent Milngavie Memory Walk, the first of its kind to be staged in East Dunbartonshire.

She said: “It was an emotional day but also a day where people wanted to celebrate and remember those living with dementia.”

She added: “We had generations of families walking together, as well as colleagues from health, social work and the voluntary sector.

“At the moment we have taken in over £2,500 which is fantastic.”

The success of the inaugural local event means Memory Walks will now be a regular annual fixture in the area.

The walks not only raise money for the charity but highlight the issues surrounding dementia.

Many participants have sent their photos, videos and Vines to Alzheimer Scotland and these have been shared on our @alzscot Twitter feed.

If you have taken part in an Alzheimer Scotland Memory Walk, you’re invited to tweet your photo with the hashtag #MemoryWalkScotland15.