Plymouth's Memory Walk led by basketball team

Plymouth's Memory Walk led by basketball teamHundreds of people are becoming a part of the Plymouth Memory Walk and Devon basketball team was a part of it.

Dementia sufferers, their carers, friends and families from the Alzheimer's Society were joined by Plymouth University Raiders basketball team.

The walkers started from Plymouth Hoe to tackle either a 2km (1.2 mile) walk or a more challenging 10km (6.2 mile) trek.

Plymouth alone had about 3000 dementia sufferers.

Bob Widdecombe, who chairs the Plymouth University Raiders, said, "The atmosphere was fantastic, with hundreds turning up to take part in the walk and enjoy the entertainment on offer."

Laura Smith, community fundraiser from the Alzheimer's Society, said, "It was wonderful to see so many people come together and fight dementia whilst having a really great day out."

According to the organizers, about 350 individuals participated in the occasion.

With a purple Promise Garden blossom in her left hand and her 17-year-old little girl alongside her, Lisa Petersen strolled energetically, recalling that her grandma, Marge Krause.

On Sunday, September 8, in addition to Petersen, several others took an interest in the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's occasion at Cascade Falls Park.