Raising cash at the Memory Walk

Claire Kenna is taking part in the memory walk with her nan who has dementia
Claire Kenna is taking part in the memory walk with her nan who has dementia

A 25-year-old woman is hoping to raise hundreds for Alzheimer’s Society, after signing up for the Memory Walk on Saturday, September 6.

Claire Kenna, of Luton, has already raised over £500 for the charity.

Her nan, Brenda, was diagnosed with dementia in 2013 and will be joining Claire at Priory Country Park for the walk.

Ms Kenna said: “It is very scary to hear a family member has dementia, we did not know very much about it and what to expect. You never think it will happen to you”

The event is a day for people living with dementia and their carers to come together and raise awareness and funds.

She added: “I think at the moment my nan is feeling a little alone, but I am certain if she meets people in the same position as her she will gain in confidence and understanding.

“Having support services like these are great and I am pleased to be fundraising to help the charity to continue to provide them.”

To sign up and for more information, visit www.memorywalk.org.uk