The McKenzie Law umbrellas were put to good use when Laura and Kerry volunteered as marshals for the Shropshire Alzheimer’s Society ‘Tour Dementia’ event on 21st May.
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Tour Dementia was a 34 mile cycle ride beginning at Upton Magna and finishing in Market Drayton. Despite the initial estimate that there would be 20 cyclists participating Laura and Kerry found themselves marshalling 61 cyclists safely through check points in Shawbury and across Hodnet’s busy A53.
Along the way were mini community events to encourage support without needing to participate in the cycling. Communities supported the event by putting on tea and cake in the local churches, which was most welcome to the cyclists (and marshals!).
What a great event it turned out to be – so much support and such a positive atmosphere. A big well done to all of the organisers for the hard work that went into this great event and a huge well done to all cyclists.
You can see more news on ‘Tour Dementia’ on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tourdementia2016/?ref=bookmarks
Through Dementia Awareness Week, the Alzheimer’s Society’s aim is to increase understanding of dementia, raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Society and other organisations and how they support people affected by dementia, and raise funds in local communities. This year’s theme was ‘Confronting Dementia’. The aim of the year’s Dementia Awareness Week was to show people who are worried about dementia that they could do something about their worry by coming forward for information and support.