THE UK's leading dementia charity is hoping more than 1,000 people across Cheshire can support them as a popular Arley Hall event is cancelled.

The Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk had 1,112 participants last year, and as the pandemic rumbles on, the charity would love to get the same support from hundreds of smaller, self-organised walks.

It is calling on its army of supporters to create their own unique routes in a bid to make this year’s Memory Walk even more memorable.

Hazel Bayley, head of region for Alzheimer’s Society, said: “With so many families and friends having to spend time apart during lockdown, this could provide a wonderful opportunity for long-awaited reunions of small groups, in line with latest government guidelines.”

The charity expects many of its supporters will arrange walks to coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day on September 20 September, but it says any walks could take place between now and October.