Actresses step out to fight dementia
Published: Monday 2nd August 2010
Actresses Lynda Bellingham and Adele Silva stepped out to help fight dementia every step of the way this week when they launched Alzheimer's Society's biggest fundraising event, Memory Walk
The pair teamed up with firefighters to launch Memory Walk 2010 which aims to raise £750,000 from 20,000 walkers to support services for people with dementia across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Alzheimer's Society ambassador and actress Lynda Bellingham said 'My Mum had Alzheimer's so I know how devastating its impact can be - not only on the person but also their family and friends. I was pleased to be asked to launch this major event which raised a phenomenal £480,000 last year. This year we're hoping to really step things up! we hope everyone will have fun raise money and fight dementia every step of the way.'
Actress and television personality Adele Silva said 'My nan had dementia, so it is an issue that is close to my heart. Memory Walk is a fantastic way to raise money for Alzheimer's Society and the great thing about it is all the family can take part.'
Register today for one of the 12 flagship walks and over 100 local walks taking place during September across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.