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The Epping Forest Memory Walk has been hailed as a huge success
Hundreds of people gathered to walk for a good cause at the weekend.
The Epping Forest Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society attracted people of all ages to the starting line at Chingford Golf Club, on Sunday.
Ricky Martin, who won the BBC series ‘The Apprentice’ last year, took part in the 10k walk.
He said: “It was great to see how many people have turned up to show their support.
“I want to do everything I can to raise awareness of the charity because I know how important it is from my own personal experience. Events like Memory Walk are a really fun way to do this.”
Food, drink and performances from the band ‘The Shine’ kept the 250-strong crowd entertained. There was also a Singing for the Brain session, a unique Alzheimer’s Society service, which involves singing songs from the past.
Epping Forest is one of hundreds of Memory Walks to take place throughout September. The next one in Essex is at Battersea Park in London on the 22nd.
It is hoped the day will raise around £30,000, all of which will go to support people living with dementia and their carers.
To find out more, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk.
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