Fundraising volunteers from Luton’s Alzheimer’s Society secured a £100 donation from Vauxhall last week.
Angela Scarlett-Marshall and Madit Grant are trying to spread awareness and raise funds for the charity, as part of Dementia Awareness Week (May 18 - May 24).
Charlie Denton gave the cheque to the society, on behalf of Vauxhall’s Employees Charity Fund.
The volunteers have planned a Memory Walk at Venue 360 on Sunday, June 29, members of the public are encouraged to join them.
There will be two routes; one mile or six miles, the walk will be opened by local MP Kelvin Hopkins.
Ms Scarlett-Marshall said: “We plan to organise a series of events in Luton in support of the Society in their fight against dementia. The Memory Walk is just one of these events, with others, including a charity ball later in the year.
‘In doing so, we hope to champion the charitable organisation which is providing practical support and care within our local community for people with dementia and their carers. It also allows me to honour the memory of my mother Leila Scarlett who recently passed away.”
Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser, Tori Bray-Whitworth, said: “This Dementia Awareness Week, we are asking people to stop bottling it up and talk about dementia. Both Angela and Madit are doing a fantastic job at raising awareness through events to keep dementia in the forefront of people’s attention.”
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