Why we volunteer

We simply couldn't have Memory Walk if it wasn't for our hard-working and generous volunteers. Just a few hours of your team means so much more to Alzheimer's Society and to families living with dementia.

We asked some volunteers from previous years why they signed up and how they felt about their experiences: 


Mary Gray, Plymouth 2016

My Grandma had recently been diagnosed with dementia, therefore the Alzheimer's Society is an organisation that is very close to my heart; volunteering at the Memory Walk allowed me to help in my own way. I loved that everyone came together to enjoy what they have now rather than focusing on the negatives.

Graeme Burn, South Shields 2016

I was a walk marshall on the fantastic cliff top walk along the beautiful coast at South Shields. Everyone on the walk has been touched in some way by Alzheimer's, whether as someone living with it, a family member, a friend, a neighbour or a colleague. I believe we raised in the region of a quarter of a million pound at this event.

Jenna and Anna Hatch, Norwich 2016

The best thing about the day was the community atmosphere. We hope that we have helped to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and that the money raised will help to make the lives of people with the disease and their carers easier. We would definetly recommend volunteering at a Memory Walk and we have already signed up to Norwich 2017!

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