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Memory Walk 2024

Join us as we walk for a world without dementia.

Our Memory Walks have been bringing people together as a community for more than a decade, to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Following a wonderful first event at Pennington Flash in June, we turn our attention to our annual fundraiser at Haigh Woodland Park.

  • When? Sunday 22nd September 2024
  • Where? Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan
  • Start time - 11am

Choose from:

  • A short accessible walk  around the park (approx. 20 mins)
  • A 3km/2 mile walk around the surrounding area (approx. 60 mins)

How to get involved

The Memory Walk is free to join.

You can register to take part online or in person on the day.

Everybody who registers in advance will be guaranteed a certificate of completion to be collected on the day of the walk.

You don’t have to give money or raise funds via sponsorship, although all donations are greatly appreciated. Make a donation (external link).

Anyone who registers and makes a donation of £10 or more will also receive a branded tote bag as a special thank you.

What is the Memory Walk?

There are more than 940,000 people living with dementia in the UK and we can all do our bit to help.

The idea of the Wigan Borough Memory Walk is to bring people together as a community to raise awareness and funds - with every penny donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.

It’s also an opportunity for those whose lives have been touched by dementia to share happy memories of friends and loved ones who may no longer be with us.

Our Memory Walks are for everyone - no matter your age or level of activity.

You will have the option of taking part in a short, accessible stroll that anyone can enjoy or a longer, more challenging route for those who fancy going the extra mile. Both walks follow signposted routes, with walk leaders offering support.

Whichever you choose, the emphasis is on fun, having a friendly chat and enjoying ourselves in our beautiful green spaces.

Why we're walking

Watch Be Well walks co-ordinator Tracy Lamb speak about how much the Memory Walk means to her during a previous event at Pennington Hall Park.

Find out more about the Alzheimer’s Society on their official website (external link).

Make a donation to support the Alzheimer’s Society in Wigan Borough (external link).

Walk with Be Well

You don’t have to wait until the Memory Walk to walk with Be Well. We have regular group walks for people of all ages and abilities in locations across the borough.

Check our full timetable to find a walk near you.

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