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Tunstall Alzheimers Race, Victoria Park 20th September 2015

September 20, 2015 : 9-30 a.m.

North Staffordshire Memory Walk in aid of people affected by Alzheimers/Dementia

Biddulph Ukulele Group were invited to play at the North Staffs Memory Walk, which took place in Victoria Park, Tunstall. This was a charity event in order to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers. We were absolutely delighted to meet up with guest celebrity Gordon Banks, the world famous goalkeeper from England's world cup winning team of 1966.

The weather was perfect for the many people who turned out to walk the course, many in fancy dress, but most participants were wearing the special 'Alzheimer's T-shirt'.

Our group of enthusiastic ukeists were joined by ace singer/guitarist Graham Dawson, and set up on the bandstand to played a selection of songs as people were signing in and preparing for the 11 a.m. start. We saw them off with a rendition of 'Delilah', before Gordon Banks cut the tape, and led the walkers on the first circuit.

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and felt we were privileged to be able to play a small part in supporting a very worthy cause.

A total of £1,165 was raised on the day, with walker's sponsership money still to come.

An email was received from Patricia Bentley thanking us for helping to create a 'brilliant atmosphere' and a 'wonderful performance'.