Line of Duty star backs Memory Walk

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Martin Compston has urged Scots to get their trainers on to raise money for dementia research

3rd May 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A top actor has urged Scots to sign up for a walking challenge.

Martin Compston has backed the launch of Alzheimer Scotland’s Memory Walk campaign this week.

Walks are being held in 15 scenic locations across Scotland during September, and will raise funds for research with 90,000 people living with the condition in Scotland.

The Line of Duty star, who is now based in Hollywood, spoke of how the condition has affected him personally.

“Members of my own family have been diagnosed with dementia, so I have seen first-hand the devastating effects the illness can have on the whole family but also the strength families can gain,” he said.

“We can all do something positive to help those living with dementia by coming together at Alzheimer Scotland Memory Walks this September. I’m proud to support the charity, not only because this is an illness which is close to my heart, but for the support Alzheimer Scotland provides every day across communities.

“Taking part in a Memory Walk is a great excuse to get the whole family together to celebrate someone special and it helps to raise money for such an important cause, so let’s get walking!”

Whether you stride, stroll or toddle, the Memory Walk is perfect for all ages and abilities with various lengths of routes across city parks and country walkways. Routes are wheelchair, buggy and dog-friendly.

Alzheimer Scotland’s chief executive, Henry Simmons, said: “Our Memory Walks are a great way for supporters to raise vital funds with family and friends.

“Every penny raised will go towards our vision – ensuring that nobody faces dementia alone.”

Entry is open now. For more details, see the Memory Walk Scotland website.