Mayor Mrs Maureen Stockwood has presented a £600 cheque to Alzheimer’s Society from the Rushcliffe Memory Walk and from donations at a local care home.
The amount was raised thanks to some of the 300 people who took part in the event at Rushcliffe Country Park, including some of residents of Leawood Manor Care Home.
The fundraising effort, organised by Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council, inspired those young and old to raise funds.
The mayor joined residents at the home, and manager Zimran Alam to present the cheque to the charity’s John Kemp.
Mrs Stockwood said: “What a fabulous amount of money these residents have raised for this very important cause.
“The atmosphere at the Memory Walk was buzzing with hundreds in attendance, highlighting how many are affected by dementia and how many generous local residents we have.”
Mr Alam joined the mayor in his praise of the residents’ efforts.
He said: “We are very proud of our residents that took part in the Rushcliffe Memory Walk and are so happy with the amount of money they raised.
“This is a cause that is very close to our hearts and we strive to take part in as many fund raising activities as possible.”
Mr Kemp said: “I’d like to thank residents of Leawood Manor for supporting the Memory Walk.
“Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes.
“Dementia devastates lives, but every pound raised through Memory Walk helps Alzheimer’s Society provide vital information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by the condition.”