Walkers step out at South Yorkshire park to celebrate special lives

Walking in memory of Grandad Ron, Nana Trudy and Grandad George were Emma Biggin and Julie Wain
Walking in memory of Grandad Ron, Nana Trudy and Grandad George were Emma Biggin and Julie Wain
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Hundreds of people put their best foot forward for a South Yorkshire event in aid of a major health charity.

The Sheffield Memory Walk was held at Rother Valley Country Park in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, and is the good cause’s annual flagship fundraising event.

Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk at Rother Valley Country Park, pictured is Michael Clegg of Mosborough walking for Knowle Hall Nursing Home, Sheffield

Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk at Rother Valley Country Park, pictured is Michael Clegg of Mosborough walking for Knowle Hall Nursing Home, Sheffield

Many of those taking part had family members or friends affected by the disease, with similar get-togethers taking place all over the country.

Walkers could choose between two routes and distances – two or 10 kilometres.

For the shorter stroll, families, some with children in buggies, walked over footpaths and grass stretching around the northern lake.

The longer trek was a more challenging affair, with fundraisers walking round a loop surrounding the northern and southern lakes.

Society spokeswoman Emily Cunningham said the day nationally would raise thousands of pounds for dementia sufferers.

She said: “The idea was to celebrate the lives of someone special as part of an action packed day out. We also had lots of fun activities, a tombola, face painting and live music.”