Support the fight against dementia

Published Wednesday, 16th September 2020

Residents of Hartlepool are being urged to support the fight against dementia by organising their own COVID-19-secure Memory Walks this weekend.

With the coronavirus pandemic preventing organised set-piece walks, the Alzheimer’s Society is calling on people to do their own thing this Sunday (September 20th).

Tens of thousands of people up and down the country are expected to put their best feet forward and take part in bespoke walks for loved ones.

Caroline Webb from Hartlepool Borough Council’s Participation Team said: “Whilst we can’t stage our usual organised event, we would join the Alzheimer’s Society in inviting local residents to organise their own safe walks.

“All we ask if that they comply with the new “rule of six” in respect of social gatherings and observe social distancing where appropriate.

“People are free to choose the distance of their walk - be it 10,000 steps, 10 miles or just 10 minutes - and all monies raised will be used to support the pursuit of a world without dementia."

Walks can be registered online at

Anyone raising over £100 will receive a medal in the post from the Alzheimer’s Society as a thank you for their support.