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Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community supporters take a stroll along the prom in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

PUBLISHED: 18:12 19 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:19 19 May 2018

Supporters stop for a selfie during a memory walk held at Sheringham in aid of the Alzheimer's Society Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Supporters stop for a selfie during a memory walk held at Sheringham in aid of the Alzheimer's Society Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community (SDFC) teamed up with the town’s carnival committee to mark Dementia Action Fortnight with a sponsored ‘memory walk’ along the seafront in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Emma Taylor, who works as a fitness instructor at Splash Leisure Centre, gives Simon Prince of the Red Lobster Gallery an Alzheimer's Society-inspired face paint flower at the start of a memory walk organised by Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community
Photo: KAREN BETHELLEmma Taylor, who works as a fitness instructor at Splash Leisure Centre, gives Simon Prince of the Red Lobster Gallery an Alzheimer's Society-inspired face paint flower at the start of a memory walk organised by Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Representatives from local businesses and nursing homes joined SDFC supporters on a 3.5 mile trek along the promenade to Sheringham golf course and back to the town centre.

SDFC secretary Liz Withington thanked all those who took part, including Sally King and Anita Lusher of North Norfolk Coastal Fitness, who run dementia-friendly exercise sessions for the group.

Dogs and their owners taking part in a memory walk held at Sheringham in aid of the Alzheimer's Society Photo: KAREN BETHELLDogs and their owners taking part in a memory walk held at Sheringham in aid of the Alzheimer's Society Photo: KAREN BETHELL

She added: “Events like this raise awareness of how as a community, we can make sure that people with dementia can stay as active and independent as possible, they let people know about the support that is available and they encourage more businesses to become dementia-friendly.”

For more information about SDFC,visit the group’s Facebook page.

Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community sponsored memory walk
Photo: KAREN BETHELLSheringham Dementia Friendly Community sponsored memory walk Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Supporters line up at the start of a memory walk organised by Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community in aid of the Alzheimer's Society Photo: KAREN BETHELLSupporters line up at the start of a memory walk organised by Sheringham Dementia Friendly Community in aid of the Alzheimer's Society Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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