Step out to beat dementia, urges Vicky McClure

Published on: Monday, 13th July 2020
Alzheimers Society Ambassador, actress Vicky McClure

A well known British actress from Wollaton in Nottingham has issued an appeal for the public to step out to beat dementia after the effects of lockdown changed the face of 2020 fundraising activities.

Vicky McClure, best known for her role as Detective Inspector Kate Fleming in the BBC series Line of Duty, is Ambassador for the Alzheimers Society, and said that under normal circumstances, by now, many thousands of people would have signed up to take part in an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk.

These hugely popular events bring people together in a variety of stunning locations to unite against dementia, whilst raising vital funds to support those affected by the condition.

The actress said that 2020 would have been her 10th year of attending such an event in Nottinghamshire and added that whilst it saddened her that fundraisers can't all get together this year, she was determined to walk her own way in memory of her Nanna.

People with dementia have been the worst hit by the current crisis and need us more than ever – across the UK a quarter of those who have died of coronavirus had dementia.  Vicky said that everyone could still do their bit to help make a difference and encouraged the pubic to sign up in line with current government guidelines and create a route from lapping the garden to or local park to revisiting somewhere special.

This year’s Memory Walk is free to register. Walks can be organised anytime between now and October – or on 20th September to mark World Alzheimer’s Day.

Sign up now at memorywalk.org.uk and with every step, you’ll help change the lives of people affected by dementia.

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