Sophie Gilbert, the sister of one of our clients, recently participated in the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk.

“My sister Becky was diagnosed with Fronto Temporal Lobe Dementia at the age of 31 in August 2016.

In September 2017, we organised an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk at our home in Hundon in honour of Becky. The outpouring of love for Becky and generous donations from our family and friends was humbling to see and we had a lovely day. Becky was also able to join in a little bit and see a lot of our friends and family. We managed to raise nearly £15,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.

This year, I was asked to open the first ever Ipswich Memory Walk on Sunday 2nd September by cutting the ribbon at the start line. It was such an honour and my family and I enjoyed our 2km walk around Christchurch Park whilst we chatted about Aunty Becky and the reasons we were walking with my 3 year old, Alfie.

Any donations are greatly appreciated to ensure we will see an end to this cruel disease one day.

Thank you.”

Sophie Gilbert

This year over 110,000 people walk united, against dementia. We aim, with your help to raise over £9 million to help anyone affected by dementia.

Around 225,000 people develop dementia every year – that’s the equivalent to one person every three minutes. Every penny you donate to Alzheimer’s Society is making sure they can be there for people affected by dementia.

Please donate whatever you can.

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