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Line of Duty actress urges people to sign up for Memory Walk in Belfast

Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure is urging people to sign up for a Memory Walk in Belfast next month to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Picture by PA Photo/BBC/Curve Media/Pete Dadds
Marie Louise McConville

LINE of Duty actress Vicky McClure is urging people to sign up for a Memory Walk in Belfast next month to help beat dementia.

The 38-year-old, who is best known for playing Detective Inspector Kate Fleming has taken part in the Alzheimer's Society fundraiser for more than a decade in support of those living with dementia and their families.

This year's event will take place at the Stormont Estate on Saturday, September 25.

Ms McClure, who is an Alzheimer's Society ambassador, said: "Last year, while we couldn't walk together in person, I was determined that the circumstances wouldn't prevent me and my family from walking in memory of my nana, and I was in awe of the sheer number of people who also stepped onto their local streets to raise vital funds for the charity.

"This year, I am delighted to say that people can again unite at 20 locations across the UK, including at Stormont Estate, alongside family, friends and colleagues to raise money for the charity to create new memories together and support the 850,000 people in the UK who are currently living with dementia.

"With supporters also having the option to organise their own Memory Walk at a location of their choosing, there’s never been a better or more important time to get involved."

Ms McClure, whose grandmother was diagnosed with dementia, added: "Over a year since the pandemic began, people with dementia in Belfast are still bearing the brunt of coronavirus. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect support services have been used over 5.5 million times since the pandemic began."

To sign up, visit at memorywalk.org.uk.

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