Gypsies' Queen launches Alzheimer's Society Big Fat Aintree Memory Walk
Published 24 August 2012
Wedding dress wonder woman Thelma Madine launched the Alzheimer’s Society Aintree Memory Walk - big style.
She was accompanied by the charity's Bethan Wood who modelled a fabulous frock made especially for the occasion.
Thelma, who shot to fame with her spectacular creations at Nico, her Liverpool shop featured in My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, said:
'I know a couple of families affected by Alzheimer's and how upsetting it is - it has a huge impact on everyone.
'When a mum or dad with dementia doesn't recognise their own child any more it is really hard to deal with - I just can't imagine what that must be like.
'I hope hundreds of people will come along to the Aintree Memory Walk and take a step to help Alzheimer's Society support people and fight the disease.'
All people talking part in the Memory Walk on Sunday 23 September will be able to see the wedding dress wonder on parade.
Alzheimer's Society Community Fundraiser Fran D'Arcy, said:
'We had a fabulous day and brilliant support in 2011 - we hope to do even better in 2012.
'Two distances are on offer with a choice of one mile or 10km - when someone has dementia it affects the whole family so the walk is designed for all generations.'
As well as being able to sign up memorywalk.org.uk people without access to a computer who would like to register to take part can call 0870 4170 192
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