Founded three years ago by Gill Whiteley, who has 'young' dementia, the now annual Gill's Walk For Dementia took place this year at Agecroft Cemetery last night, where over two dozen people, including children, strolled through the grounds to raise money for Salford Dementia Champions.
"Every year we donate to different dementia resources and this year it's the Champions, who are volunteers and get no financial support" explained Gill's daughter Tonie.
"We walk around and if people want to go and visit loved ones or family members in Agecroft they are welcome, and this year we've done a little treasure hunt for the children to give them something to keep them occupied as a reward for doing the walk" she added "Last year we raised £140 but this year we already have £200 with more donations still to come."
The walk was organised with the Facebook group For People and their Families Living With Memory Loss, and for further information or to donate please contact the Gill's Walk for Dementia page – click here
Meanwhile, Gill Whiteley also runs Gill's Memory Cafe drop-in inside a sectioned off area at the Cafe in Tesco on Salford Precinct every Monday between 10am and noon. It's for anyone or their family living with dementia