The financial fundraising from this year’s Sudbury Memory Walk, was equally divided between Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance (HDAA) and The Bridge Project’s – Decaf.
Each group will receive £1055.15 for much needed funds to keep their various programmes running.
Jerry Thatcher community volunteer, now known by many in Sudbury as the memory walk man, presented a cheque to Jill Mason and members of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance.
One of the projects that will benefit from the funds raised is the Ansell Memories Café , the HDAA supports this programme with funding each year. A weekly social, creative and physical activity session designed to offer people living with dementia and their family or carers, a relaxed and supportive environment in which they can take part in various activities followed by a light lunch.
Tracey Loynds, development director at Abbeycroft Leisure said:
“The Sudbury Memory Walk continues to grow every year as dementia affects so many families. There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is set to rise to over one million by 2021.”
“We are extremely proud to support this event and the work of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance that we support as part of our commitment to provide active opportunities for our community.”
Planning work has already started on next year’s Sudbury Memory Walk, which saw almost 200 walkers take part this year in May, walking, remembering and raising funds for people and their families living with dementia.
Sudbury memory Walk 2020 will again take place in May and the date will be announced soon.
The Bridge project will receive their cheque in due course.
For more information about Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance call T. 01473 823470 or Email: