A Peterhead care home worker will lead her team members on an Alzheimer Scotland Memory walk this weekend.
Claire Burden and her colleagues will complete a 12-mile walk on the old Buchan and Formartine Railway line to help those living with dementia.
Ms Burden, who is the activities coordinator at Kirkburn Court in Peterhead, said: “We witness on a daily basis the effect that dementia has on our residents and their families, so we are very pleased to be raising money for a charity which funds vital research as well as providing support to all those affected.
“We are taking part in this year’s Memory Walk to honour our residents and their families, both past and present.
“We are all very much looking forward to the day, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us.”
The team will be just one of many groups setting out this weekend to raise funds for Scotland’s Memory Walk for Alzheimer Scotland.
A new fundraising platform has been launched to ensure that people taking part can feel connected and share their experience as one big community – participants can choose where they want to walk and with whom.
Walk will bring communities together
And, every penny raised will go towards helping people suffering with dementia.
Participants have the option to create a team with friends, family or colleagues and fundraise via their own personalised Memory Walk page.
Everyone who supports the campaign will also earn rewards and badges, there are also prizes and medals up for grabs this year.
Dementia advisor Lesley Grey from Aberdeen Dementia Resource Centre stressed that the walk was not only about fundraising, but bringing communities together.
“Many participants have something in common; they are walking for someone they care about, a person living with dementia, a carer or in memory of a loved one,” she said.
“We hope Scotland’s Memory Walk gives people the chance to honour their loved ones and feel connected to the dementia community across the country.
“It doesn’t matter where you are or your ability, you can take part and help us to fulfil Alzheimer Scotland’s mission to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.”
Anyone wishing to sign up can do so online.