Memory walk to take place at Catterick Racecourse

Participants in last year's Richmondshire memory walk.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s annual memory walk takes place at Catterick Racecourse this weekend.

Dementia Friendly Richmondshire is organising the walk at 11am on Saturday.

It will celebrate the racecourse’s work towards becoming a dementia friendly site having recently registered more than 20 dementia friendly staff.

There will also be a pop up memory café at the racecourse from 10am until 12.30pm to raise funds for local dementia provider, Dementia Forward.

The pop up café will be provided by local charity, Colburn Hub and Community Café, and everyone is welcome to find out more about dementia services.

The walk will be officially started by district council chairman Councillor Stuart Parsons and is being hosted by the annual Richmond Walking and Books Festival.

The festival – which is in its 15th year, is run by a dedicated team of volunteers from September 28 until October 6.

Organisers say Catterick Parkrun has also been very supportive of the work as a national affiliate of the Alzheimer’s Society.

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All walkers must register for the 2k walk using one of the following options: