A ‘memory walk’ was held in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday (13th October) to raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Society.
The walk started at St Andrew’s Church in Burnham and saw 25 walkers striding out along the seafront.
Among them was Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer, who said he was happy to give his support to the charity.
“It followed an accessible route along The Esplanade for a total of 3km – roughly 6,000 steps,” organiser Hannah Brown told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
“That is the number of people who call the Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline every two months.”
She added: “We had 25 people in the end and I’m still collecting money but we’ve raised nearly £200 so far.”
”Special mention must go to Jacob Howlett who raised over £100 in sponsorship and was walking in memory of his Great Grandma.”
”Everyone seemed to enjoy it and thankfully the sun came out. We’re looking to try and make it an annual event in September here in Burnham and thanks must go to all those who helped make the event a success this year.”
She added: “We continue to run our ‘Third Thursday’ dementia friendly service once a month on the third Thursday of every month at 2.30pm at St Andrews Church – a short service followed by refreshments – when everyone is welcome.”