ABOUT 150 people took part in a walk and helped to raise more than £5,000 for people with dementia.
Lord Barry Jones, former Alyn and Deeside MP and local dementia champion, helped to start the Wrexham Memory Walk at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse.
The fundraising event, which was organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, is expected to have raised more than £5,000 for people with dementia and their carers.
It was the first event of its kind to take place in Wrexham with walkers completing two laps of the racecourse on the banks of the River Dee.
Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event which sees walks taking place around the UK throughout September and October.
For the third year running it has been held in partnership with Bupa Care Services to support more people living with dementia through the vital funds that are raised.
Aimee Hopkins, Alzheimer’s Society’s community fundraiser said: “I would like to thank everyone who came along on the day and made this first Memory Walk in Wrexham such a success.
“We had glorious weather and we hope we will raise more than £5,000 for our vital services to help us support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow.
“Thanks also to Lord Barry Jones for stating the walk and of course to Airbus for its invaluable sponsorship, without which we could not have staged the event.”
Phil McGraa, UK charity campaign manager at Airbus, said: “As part of our partnership this year with Alzheimer’s Society Airbus was delighted to have been able to help the charity by supporting the Wrexham Memory Walk.
“It was great to see the local support and we hope the event has raised a significant amount of money to support people living with dementia.”