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Maidstone Memory Walk

Come together with friends and family at Maidstone Memory Walk,  Mote Park on 12 September.

Sign up for free today and receive a brilliant fundraising pack, with plenty of tips and useful resources, plus a Memory Walk t-shirt!


Challenge yourself to raise £160, or as much as you can, and make a real difference to people affected by dementia.

By taking part in Memory Walk, you will create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Participants info:

Memory Walk is a family-friendly sponsored walk and a fantastic way to make a real difference to people affected by dementia. It’s free to sign up and accessible to all.  

Memory Walk is making a return to Maidstone, with an event held at Mote Park on Sunday 12th September. 

After months apart, this is a great opportunity to come together with friends and family and walk for loved ones affected by dementia, while raising money for vital support services and research. 

Every 3 minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. But you can change this when you walk towards a world without it. Find your nearest Memory Walk and sign up today.

Volunteer info:

There is something for everyone, with roles based in the event site and along the route. Be part of an unforgettable event experience as you cheer at a marshal point, sell some goodies or congratulate walkers with their finish line medal. You will have the opportunity to pair up with a friend or another volunteer and will be provided with all the equipment you need – just bring lots of enthusiasm and a positive attitude to help give our walkers the best experience!

Event Parking

Please use postcode ME15 7ST and follow signs for Memory Walk on the approach to the venue. Please arrive in good time to avoid queues, and note that parking is on grass.

City centre parking is also available and Maidstone rail station is a 2km walk away. Please consider the most sustainable method of transport, or car share where possible.  

Routes

There are two Memory Walk routes – you choose which to walk on the day of the event. Please note all routes and distances are subject to change, and suitable footwear is recommended. 

The shorter 2.5km walk is a gentle stroll around the park and lake, which is suitable for Memory Walkers of all ages. This route is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs with assistance.

The longer 5km walk is a little more challenging, and will take you around the park and lake, as well as through woodland . This route is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs due to the nature of the pathways.

COVID-19 Safety

Safety of all Memory Walk participants, volunteers and staff is our top priority. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and working hard to deliver amazing events, whilst following all legal guidance and precautions.

All our Memory Walk events hold the ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard, which means you can be reassured we have everything in place to keep you safe. Each event has been thoroughly risk-assessed and we’ve implemented a number of processes and measures from the guidance provided by the Government. 

Memory Walk may look a little different this year, but it will still retain the amazing atmosphere that makes the event so special!


What to expect

–   Multiple waves of walkers, meaning smaller numbers of participants in the event site and on the route, at any one time.

–   Separate start and finish points for our routes.

–   Reduced touchpoints to minimise contact between walkers and volunteers.

–   Hand sanitiser at regular intervals within the event site.

–   A site layout that still allows for social distancing between households of participants and volunteers.

–   One way and queuing systems in specific areas of the event, such as our merchandise tent.

–  Face coverings will be encouraged in any areas where 1m+ social distancings cannot be maintained.


Date

Sep 12 2021

Time

Memory Walk will start and finish in the event site at Mote Park, which is located on Mote Avenue. Please note, this area is on grass.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Alzheimers Society UK

Organizer

Alzheimers Society UK
Phone
0300 330 5452
Email
memorywalk@alzheimers.org.uk
Website
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Cost

Free