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Day of events to help tackle dementia

Raising money for the Alzheimer's Society at Kingsmead Park EMN-140705-092456001

Raising money for the Alzheimer's Society at Kingsmead Park EMN-140705-092456001

Residents at Kingsmead Park in Swinhope are going all out to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society this month.

And they got the ball rolling with a buffet lunch for a group of cyclists on a cycling break, which raised £70.

The group had been led on a 35-mile ride through the delights of the Wolds by local cyclist and Kingsmead resident Barry Jordan.

Now the fundraisers are gearing up for the big Alzheimer’s walk and Summer Fete at Binbrook Village Hall on Sunday, May 25.

“I support the Society because my Aunt Gwen suffers from dementia and is living out her final days at Waterloo House care home in Market Rasen,” said Barry.

“Along with my partner Jim, we visit every day, but it isn’t my Aunt just her shell.

“Dementia has robbed her of everything she once was.”

Back in 2010, Barry raised almost £3,000 taking part in the Alzheimer’s challenge of cycling from London to Paris.

This time, he is working with fellow Kingsmead resident Pam Thirde, whose mum Betty also suffers from dementia, and various groups and people from the area in a bid to raise more much-needed funds for the dementia charity.

The highlight of the day will be a circular 7-mile led walk starting from the hall at 10am.

The cost is £2.50 per walker, with every penny going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

There will also be a fun day with everything from craft stalls to Victorian cafe, a portrait studio and a huge raffle to boost charity funds.

 

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