University walk across Morecambe Bay in support of Dementia UK

University walk across Morecambe Bay in support of Dementia UK

The University of Cumbria is marking National Dementia Awareness Week with a walk across Morecambe Bay to raise funds for the university’s Bright Futures charity and Dementia UK.  The Morecambe Bay Charity Walk will be approximately nine miles long and will be led by university Honorary Fellow, Cedric Robinson MBE, author of The Queen’s Guide to the Sands.

The event is open to all and takes place on Saturday 11 July 2015 starting at 1.30pm prompt from Arnside Promenade and finishing at Kents Bank Station.  Registration is £10.00 for adults and £7.00 for children. All proceeds will be split equally between both charities. Registration is online https://alumni.cumbria.ac.uk/morecambe.  Entrants will be provided with information on how to raise additional sponsorship.

Will Hampshire of Dementia UK, said: “We are delighted to be working with the University of Cumbria on this exciting event.  The money raised will go a long way to making a difference to those affected by dementia in Cumbria and across the UK".

Linda Morrison, Pathway Leader for Dementia Studies at the University of Cumbria, said: “The importance of dementia education within health and social care studies is critical to ensure that we continue to improve the level of care received by people with dementia.  We also provide one-site training for our staff and encourage them to become members of the Dementia Friends Network”.

For further details and booking information please contact Karen Jones on 01228 400301 or email karen.jones@cumbria.ac.uk.

If people are unable to participate in the event but are able to make a donation please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Morecambe-Bay-Charity-Walk.