Castle2Castle from Ripley to Knaresborough for Dementia Forward

Castle2Castle for dementia took place today - 1 September 2019. Over 200 walked from Ripley Castle to Knaresborough Castle, taking in the Bilton to Ripley Greenway.

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Castle2Castle for dementia awareness and funds took place today ( 1 September 2019) – an organised by Dementia Forward

Over 200 walked from Castle to Knaresborough Castle, taking in the to Greenway.

Sir Thomas Ingilby of Ripley Castle and actor John Middleton started the 6-mile walk that stopped at the Gardener’s Arms for lunch along the way.

Sir Thomas has personal experience of dementia and has been very supportive of the .

Sir Thomas said:

I am very happy to be supporting this initiative today as my mother developed dementia as she got older. It was a horrible thing to watch the mother I loved dearly get worse everyday, remembering less, getting very confused and angry.

The fact that over 200 are here today to support such a great cause is fantastic.

John Middleton played Ashley Thomas in Emmerdale with a story-line that helped raise the profile of dementia.

John said:

I played a part in Emmerdale of someone with dementia – I walked into that issue and now I can’t walk away, so I am walking with Dementia Forward today!

Netty Newall at Dementia Forward said:

Dementia touches the lives of so many people in our community and North Yorkshire. It’s such a misunderstood illness that is often hidden.

We are overwhelmed today with the support today with everyone coming together for a great cause and to help raise awareness and funds for Dementia Forward.

We are expecting 200 to join us today for a great day.


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