23rd April 2020

A charity leader is walking 150 miles around her Wiltshire village to raise funds to support people living with dementia.

Babs Harris, CEO at Alzheimer’s Support, had planned a much larger walk to link up the charity’s 40 community groups to mark the organisation’s 30th birthday.

Now with social distancing in place, she will be walking just five miles a day from her Bremhill home, clocking up 150 by the end of 30 days.

She said: “My birthday present to this amazing organisation is a sponsored walk that connects all our community group locations across Wiltshire. Some 40+ groups run every week during 'normal' times, connecting people with their communities, offering meaningful activity and most of all, fun!

“We are blessed with many excellent footpaths and trails around our village (and some hefty gradients), perfect for socially distanced exercise.”

She said her fundraising was more important than ever: “Alzheimer’s Support is losing £7k each week during lock down – if I can clock up the sponsored miles, you can help us to generate much needed funds for our vital work.”

Sponsor Babs

A Virtual Walk to Remember

Alzheimer's Support is appealing for everyone to do a sponsored challenge at home on Saturday 16th May. 

It might be walking laps around your garden or front room, setting up a training circuit in the garden or going up and down the stairs. The format is up to you - but whatever you do, like Babs you'll be supporting people with dementia with every step.

A Virtual Walk to Remember