Ustinov College, Durham University is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society! On the 26th of May, we are organizing a “Walk Down Memory Lane”. Students and members of the local community will collectively aim to run or walk 50 km in 1.5 hours. We are aiming to raise as much money as possible for this worthy cause and so we are kindly asking for your sponsorship to spur us on to achieve our target!

At the event, it is possible to give cash donations to the secure Alzheimer Society collection buckets. It is also possible to donate through our JustGiving page:
All contributions, no matter how big or small, are greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference to the support given to those affected by Alzheimer’s.

Why are we doing this?

Monday 20th May until Sunday 26th May marks Dementia Action Week- a week that unites individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. This means almost all of us knows someone affected by the disease. Dementia doesn’t just affect old people but is increasingly affecting younger people as well. Currently, there is no cure for dementia despite heavy efforts by scientists and doctors.

Memories are some of the most important things we have and the architecture of our identity. The Alzheimer’s Society thus needs YOUR help to find a cure and effective treatment.

The event is family friendly where the walking area is suitable for the entire family! Strollers, children, wheelchairs, runners, walkers, etc can all access and participate.

12:00- 15:00:
-Enjoy a drink or some food at our various stalls.
– Join in on family entertainment with face painting, decorate your own cupcake and arts and craft.

12:30- 15:00
At 12:30 the walk/run will start.
Participants have 1.5 hours to do as many rounds as they can to meet our 50km target. You are allowed to take as many breaks as you like.

We are very excited and hope to see many of you there!