THOUSANDS of people are expected to take part in a walk through Bournemouth this September with the annual Memory Walk set to take place. 

The walk, which is in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, will raise vital money in the fight against the disease. 

Meeting at Pier Approach at 10am on Sunday, September 17, the walk is open for everybody from family, friends, colleagues and even pets. 

One in three people born today in the UK will go on to develop dementia in their lifetime, and around 6,900 in Bournemouth are currently living with dementia.

A spokesperson for the event said: “Whether supporters walk as one or walk with many, they’ll be providing help and hope to people living with dementia.  

“They may be walking for, or in memory of a loved one, or just wanting to support Alzheimer’s Society’s crucial work in their local community. 

“Every pound raised will make a huge difference. Supporters will be walking to fund faster diagnosis, ongoing support and vital research, helping people with dementia live more fulfilled lives now and in the future.” 

The event is free to take part and to find out more and to sign up visit the Memory Walk website.