People in Oswestry are being invited to unite against dementia by signing up for a locally organised Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk on Sunday 2nd September 2018.

Louise Arnold, of Oswestry, has seen her and her family’s life transformed by dementia which has motivated her to make a positive difference.

Louise is asking for the local community to rally behind the cause by joining her and her family and friends in walking for a world without dementia; you can find more details about the event on facebook or you can register your interest by emailing

The walk will take place at Oswestry’s Cae Glas Park from 10.30am and participants will be started off by Oswestry’s Mayor, Councillor Sandy Best. The route is 2.8 miles through the Oswestry countryside.

Louise said “My Dad, Les, was diagnosed with dementia a number of years ago and we regularly enjoyed walking together around the Oswestry area.  Unfortunately his mobility has deteriorated and he is no longer able to do so.  Please walk with me and my family and friends on one of our favourite routes.  Walk for my Dad and others who are living with this disease to fund vital research into treatment and hopefully a cure.”

The Alzheimer’s Society said: “Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer. “We are calling on family, friends – and furry four-legged supporters – to unite against dementia this autumn. Dementia devastates lives. Walk with us at Memory Walk and dementia won’t win.

“Every pound raised will help Alzheimer’s Society provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.”