Alzheimer’s Memory Walk returns to Harrogate

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Date(s) - 16/09/2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Valley Gardens

Valley Drive
North Yorkshire

September sees the return of the Harrogate Memory Walk. Organised by local MP, Andrew Jones, Alzheimer’s Society volunteers and in conjunction with Harrogate Borough Council, this year’s event is to take place on Saturday 16 September in the Valley Gardens.

Harrogate Memory Walk is in its third year and previous walks have raised up to £10,000. These funds will help raise awareness of dementia, support those affected by the condition and help fund research with the ultimate aim finding a cure for dementia. The walk is two circuits of the Valley Gardens at a combined length of 1.6 miles and all ages are encouraged to take part.

In the Harrogate district over 1,900 people have been diagnosed as living with dementia and this is set to rise to 2,000 by 2020. However, it is estimated the figure doubles once those who have not been diagnosed are included.


MP for Harrogate & Knaresborough, Andrew Jones, said:

We have seen on our TV screens the effect dementia can have from the powerful and brave storyline on Yorkshire-based Emmerdale. With the number of people living with dementia set to rise locally and nationally over the coming years, more care and support is required.

I am pleased to help organise the third Harrogate Memory Walk and look forward to supporting the Alzheimer’s Society in their fight to beat this cruel disease. I encourage everyone to get involved and support the event either by donating or joining us on the day.



Hannah Riley, Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser, said:

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. Events such as Memory Walks are vital to raise funds to both help fight dementia and awareness of the condition. Alzheimer’s Society is calling on people to unite against dementia, and the Harrogate Memory Walk, organised with our local MP and members of the local community, is an important opportunity to do just that.


For more information about this year’s walk please visit

Donations are open at or you can text ‘HGMW77 £10’ to 70070 to donate £10.


(L-R) Andrew Jones MP, John Middleton, Coun Mike Chambers and Alison Wrigglesworth of the Alzheimer’s Society start last year’s Memory Walk

One thought on “Alzheimer’s Memory Walk returns to Harrogate

  1. Alzheimer’s Society is a fantastic organisation and I really do hope that people will donate to them directly but when you are walking alongside Andrew Jones please judge him and his party on their actions.

    During the election we saw them bring in the cruel dementia tax which Labour forced them to ditch. Harrogate was also set to have a brand new “state of the art” mental health facility which was then scrapped due to the increasing financial crisis within our local NHS.

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