Walks held to raise funds for Alzheimers

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NEXT month dozens of people in Rotherham will be taking part in a variety of walks to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The walk is both a fundraising event and a means of remembering loved ones and is open to adults and their families.

The Memory Walk, as it is known, is open to people with a range of abilities and fitness levels. There is a one mile, three mile and six-mile walk and all walks are wheelchair friendly.

The walk begins at 10.30am at Rother Valley Country Park and participants are required to sign in beforehand. There will also be a range of activities on offer at the park to mark the event, including raffles, tombolas and craft stalls.

To register and take part in this year’s walk in order to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society please visit www.memorywalk.org.uk.

Nicola’s the new patron of Neurocare

A WORLD-CLASS Olympic athlete from Sheffield has been unveiled as the new patron of Neurocare.

Nicola Minichiello, the most successful British bobsleigh athlete of the modern era, will join the Sheffield-based charity as patron alongside sports presenter, reporter and commentator Rob Walker.

Nicola, 33, of Sheffield, said: “I was recently invited to a fundraiser called the Derbyshire Charity Clay Shoot at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and it was there I learned about the fantastic work Neurocare does to raise money for the Neurosciences Department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.”