Walk against dementia

A memory walk is being held along Portsmouth seafront to pay tribute to a colleague who lost his wife to Alzheimers.

Being organised by Southern Co-op’s funeral homes in Waterlooville and the surrounding area, the seven mile memory walk will be a relaxed stroll on Friday 26 October.

Colleagues taking part in the walk will be raising money for Alzheimer’s Society after Funeral Assistant Rob Morey, based at Southern Co-op’s Leigh Park funeral home, lost his wife Gina in February.

Ali Davison, Funeral Co-ordinator at Southern Co-op’s Waterlooville Funeralcare, said: “This is the first time we have organised a walk like this and the main reason was because we wanted to do something positive to show our support to Rob and his family.

“We also wanted to show our respect to all of the families we look after that have been affected by the illness.

“It won’t be a strenuous walk – we will start at the Clarence Pier and the aim is to walk to Eastney and back. There may also be a short stop if we are too worn out!”

People do not need to be an experienced trekker and can walk as far as they want.

The walk follows a route which is completely flat. Dogs, children, friends and family are all welcome.

The route is well-lit but walkers may want to bring a torch and are advised to dress appropriately.

Walkers will be meeting at Clarence Pier at 6pm, with the view of heading off at 6.15pm.

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