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Dementia Friendly Burnley


The Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friendly Communities programme focuses on improving inclusion and quality of life for people with dementia in a number of ways. One of these ways is through the Dementia Friendly Communities recognition process, which encourages communities to sign up and work towards becoming dementia-friendly.

Working through the Burnley Dementia Action Alliance, Burnley Council has signed up to making the borough a dementia friendly community. Chair of the Burnley DAA is Councillor Margaret Lishman.


Join us on September 3rd 2017 at the Burnley and Pendle Memory Walk

Register now!

What is a Memory Walk?

Memory Walk is a sponsored walk for all ages and abilities to unite together to raise money to defeat dementia. The walks are spread across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and each walk will take on a different route through either a town, woodlands or a park.

This year, nationally over 110,000 people walk united, against dementia with over £7 million raised for dementia.

When is the Burnley and Pendle Memory Walk?

Pendle Dementia Action Alliance and Burnley Dementia Action Alliance are hosting a Pendle & Burnley Memory Walk on Sunday 3rd September 10.30am


Where does it start?

Reedley Marina, Reedley, or Victoria Park Pavilion, Nelson


How long is the route?

The route is the same for both starting points and is about 6 miles in total. However, there are options for shorter routes too (either 2 miles or 3.5 miles). The two shorter routes are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

The full route map can be viewed here (new window).

Who can come with me?

Bring along your friends and family and dogs - the more the merrier! Under 16s will need to take part with an adult who must have registered to take part. The walk is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, including those living with dementia. Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times.

What should I bring?

Suitable shoes – the ground is uneven and muddy in places, (especially if wet) so please wear suitable shoes for these conditions.

  • Water – we will be providing bottled water but please bring your own too;
  • Sun cream – sometimes the sun does come out, so please check the weather and be prepared;
  • Umbrella and waterproof coat – check the weather and be prepared for rain!
  • Food- you may get hungry along the way
  • Some cash – you may want to buy snacks. Refreshments will be available at both starting points.

How can I fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society?

We believe that JustGiving is the best way to fundraise because it’s:

  • Easy for friends to sponsor you, via debit/credit card, PayPal or text;
  • Your money is sent directly to Alzheimer’s Society within days of the donation being made;
  • It is the best way to ensure that the charity can easily claim Gift Aid;
  • Ensures that all your data is secure;
  • JustGiving provides a range of tools to maximise your fundraising.

Click here to set up your own JustGiving page.

Alternatively, you can use a sponsorship form (available here) and hand in your sponsorship money on the day to one of the organisers.

How do I register for this walk?

We’d like people to register for the walk beforehand. It’s easy to do – just register here

If you have any further questions, please contact  01282 452011 ext 3207 or

Click here to download a flyer, which includes the map



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