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Nottinghamshire Hospice first organised a Memory Walk in 2009 – and is running one again this July, starting from Nottingham Forest Football Club’s ground.

Nottinghamshire Hospice exists to help people suffering with life limiting illnesses, and also gives help and support to carers and families. A large amount of the hospices funding comes from donations – which makes this walk a great way to support the centre. The entry fee is £12.50 (or £7.50 for children), which goes towards supporting the hospice’s work.

This year the Memory Walk will start earlier in the evening (9pm), and will have a Moonlight theme. All participants are encouraged to get the glitter out and glam themselves up a bit! The initiative has been called a Memory Walk as it encourages people to remember those close to them who have suffered from illness and disability. The organisers are keen to hear your stories about who you are remembering, and why their experiences have encouraged you to take part. You don’t need to be remembering anyone in particular however – all entries will benefit the hospice.

To find more details of how to enter and the route visit the Nottinghamshire Hospice Memory Walk website

Memory Walks are becoming a popular tag for a new type of charity fundraising event. The first organisation to promote them was the Alzhiemer’s Society, who use the memory theme as a way of encouraging awareness of dementia. We’ll try and include all the Alzhiemer’s Society’s walks on the blog too (keep an eye on the Alzhiemer’s Society Memory Walk website too).

If you are promoting a charity walk please let us know, and we’ll include you on this blog.

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