Walkers take part in dementia awareness walk to Easby Abbey

Around 50 walkers took part in a dementia awareness walk around the Easby Abbey loop.

Organised by Dementia Forward, as part of Dementia Friendly Richmondshire, and sponsored by the local branch of Home Instead, the event aimed to raise awareness of dementia while bringing people together to enjoy fresh air, exercise and good company in the Richmondshire countryside.

The event began at The Station, with Richmond Mayor, Councillor Robert White, and Mrs. Delf, chair of St Martin’s Parish Council, officially opening the walk.

Participants set off on the scenic loop in their bright yellow t-shirts.

Following the walk, refreshments were provided, courtesy of the Co-op, at St Mary’s Church.

Robbie from Home Instead said: “It was special to support Dementia Forward’s awareness walk in Richmond.

“It’s so important to raise awareness about the support available for people living with dementia and it was lovely to see so many people enjoying the walk and chatting together.

“This is a cause close to all our hearts at Home Instead, and our care professionals are all passionate about supporting clients to live well with dementia.”

Dementia Friendly Richmondshire thanked all the volunteers, participants, and supporters who made the event possible.

For dementia support and advice, or information about local services, please call the Dementia Forward Helpline on 03300 578592 or visit www.dementiaforward.org.uk.

For information on Home Instead, call 01325 467833.