Wells Dementia Alliance Walk
7th October 2019
Last month, we took part in the Wells Dementia Alliance Walk, raising money for those in the Wells community living with dementia, as well as their carers.
Despite the wet weather over 60 people turned out along with lots of dogs!
Len Sweales the Wells Town Crier gave us a great welcome and the Rt Rev Peter Hancock Diocese of Bath & Wells started the walk. We were lucky to have Mayor John Osman and Tessa Munt join us as well!
A total of £750 has been raised to date.
It’s worth remembering that dementia is not a normal part of the ageing process. But with more of us living longer lives, the diseases of the brain which cause dementia are becoming more widespread.
There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This is forecast to soar to 2 million by 2051.