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Loose Women's Lynda Bellingham supports Hertfordshire memory walk

PUBLISHED: 17:23 09 August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:40 20 February 2013

Loose Women's Lynda Bellingham supports Hertfordshire memory walk

Loose Women's Lynda Bellingham supports Hertfordshire memory walk

Actress and Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham is asking Watford and Dacorum residents to turn out en masse to support Memory Walk - Alzheimer's Society's biggest annual fundraiser taking place on Sunday 19 September.

ACTRESSand Loose Women presenter Lynda Bellingham is asking Watford and Dacorum residents to turn out en masse to support Memory Walk - Alzheimers Societys biggest annual fundraiser taking place on Sunday 19 September.


The star is asking families and individuals to step out for a few hours and raise money to help support local people with dementia and their carers.


Lynda, who is an Alzheimers Society Ambassador, says, My mum had Alzheimers so I know how devastating its impact can be not only on the person who has been diagnosed but also on their family and friends.


Thats why Im asking people to take part in the Watford and Dacorum Memory Walk and raise money for local people with dementia.


Last year the two areas had their own walks, with Watford and Dacorum hitting fundraising targets of 8,500 and 6,000 respectively. This year the two areas are working together to raise even more funds for local dementia services.


The Watford & Decorum Memory Walk takes place in Cassiobury Park, 11am and is open to people of all ages from children to grandparents.


Elaine Feast, from Alzheimers Society in Watford comments, What better way to spend a Sunday than walking with family, friends or work colleagues to raise money to help local people with dementia? Thanks to the support of healthcare provider Simplyhealth, Memory Walk is able to support more people living with dementia in Watford and Dacorum areas through the vital funds that are raised.


To register for the Memory Walk visit www.memorywalk.org.uk/watford


Alzheimers Society


Memory Walk is the flagship fundraiser for people with dementia and their carers. Last years event was the biggest ever thanks to 14,500 people who raised more than 480,000 by participating in Memory Walks around the country. The charity is hoping to raise 750,000 during Memory Walk 2010 and attract more than 20,000 walkers.



  • One in three people over 65 will die with dementia.

  • Alzheimers Society research shows that 750,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia, more than half have Alzheimers disease. In just 15 years a million people will be living with dementia. This will soar to 1.7 million people by 2051.

  • Alzheimers Society champions the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them.

  • Alzheimers Society works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Alzheimer's Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. We rely on voluntary donations to continue our vital work. You can donate now by calling 0845 306 0898 or visiting alzheimers.org.uk

  • Alzheimers Society provides a National Dementia Helpline, the number is 0845 300 0336 or visit alzheimers.org.uk

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