Bishop of Doncaster completes charity walk to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society
4th October 2016
The Rt Revd Peter Burrows, Bishop of Doncaster, has taken part in a sponsored charity walk to raise awareness and funding for the Alzheimer’s Society.
He completed the 9km walk, with his daughter Amie and dog Noah, on Sunday 2 October at Abbey Park in Leicester. Bishop Peter and Jane have first-hand experience of the vital role charities like the Alzheimer’s Society play for those affected by the illness. Jane herself was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's in the summer of 2015.
After completing the walk Bishop Peter said:
“Many thanks to everyone who gave so generously. We have had a great walk and achieved something very worthwhile, something deeply personal and moving. So far we have raised £500 for a very special charity.”
Around 225,000 people develop dementia every year – that’s the equivalent to one person every three minutes. This September and October Memory Walks have been taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to raise money for a world without dementia. See https://www.memorywalk.org.uk for more information.