Fancy walking to Stornoway…from wherever on the island you live? If you do, you could help raise money and awareness with Alzheimer Scotland as part of Dementia Awareness week in June.
And it doesn’t end there…once you reach town, you would take part in a 5K Memory march around the town and its nearby suburbs on Saturday June 3. This is a change from the usual Castle Grounds venue.
The Memory March is purely a local event to encourage fund raising and awareness-raising with people doing promotional publicity such as wearing t-shirts.
The March starts from the Scout Hall, Keith Street, at 2pm with registration from 1.30pm. There is an entry fee of £10 for adults and £5 for 12-16 year-olds with under-12s free with a participating adult.
For the youngsters there’s to be a bouncy castle, cupcakes, and a treasure hunt, all inside the Scout Hall, and a ‘memory’ balloon release will take place to start the 5k Memory March.
Already planning to walk to Stornoway on the day is David Brown who is walking in from Shawbost that morning – and Ciorstaidh Maciver who is walking in from Tolsta. Both are currently volunteers with Alzheimer Scotland.
Now the organisers are looking out for people from different villages to do the same – or even people from the same villages to go along with the existing walkers.
SINCE this post was first published the venue has changed from the Bridge Centre on Bayhead to the Scout Hall, Kenneth Street.