Basketball team lead Plymouth's Memory Walk

  • 8 September 2013
  • From the section Devon
Plymouth Memory Walk
Image caption More than 350 people took part in the event

A Devon basketball team was among the hundreds of people taking part in the Plymouth Memory Walk.

Plymouth University Raiders basketball team joined people with dementia, their carers, families and friends and members of the Alzheimer's Society.

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

The society said there were more than 3,000 people with dementia in Plymouth.

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."

Organisers said more than 350 people took part in the event.

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