Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship Stoke Memory Walk takes place on Sunday 9th September 2018. Find out more about how to get involved below
Alzheimer’s Society ambassador and legendary footballer Gordon Banks is calling on people across the generations to unite against dementia by signing up for Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship Stoke Memory Walk, which takes place on Sunday 9th September 2018.
A North Staffordshire resident, Gordon Banks, now aged 80, is one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, best known for his heroic part in England’s triumphant 1966 World Cup campaign, and will be taking part in the Stoke Memory Walk this weekend to help the charity raise money for research and services.
Gordon’s brother passed away from a dementia-related illness in 2012.
“I’m a proud Alzheimer’s Society supporter and delighted that I’ve been asked to open the Memory Walk in Stoke,” he said. “I’m taking part to increase awareness of the condition, raise funds for support services and to fund research into a cure. People living with dementia in Staffordshire deserve our support. Of the top ten causes of death, dementia is the only one we can’t prevent, cure or even slow down, and funding for dementia research is still far too low.
“The effect on the quality of life of people with the condition can be devastating. But the Alzheimer’s Society support services are invaluable to those diagnosed and for their family and friends too. I encourage anyone who can to join me on Stoke’s Memory Walk by signing up today to unite against dementia.”
Over 2000 people have already registered to take part in the flagship Stoke Memory Walk on Sunday. To sign up and take part please visit www.memorywalk.org.uk.