MEMORY WALK 2020
Reflection time - Gisborne Herald Article 'Party Atmoshpere at Memory Walk' 17th November 2020
The annual Alzheimers fundraising Memory Walk on Sunday was enjoyed by nearly 150 people.
There were 67 walkers on the seven-kilometre-long Wainui Walk and 82 walkers on the Dementia Friendly Walk at 1.5km, making 149 in total.
“This is the biggest number in a couple of years,” Alzheimers Gisborne-Tairawhiti manager Tracy Robinson said -
“we raised $2874.60 which included the income from the sausage sizzle, face painting, bouncy castle, henna painting and T-shirt sales. Not only did it generate an income for us, it created a real party atmosphere. There were also lots of spot prizes donated by Mitre 10.”
She made special mention of the Collier whanau who won the major prize of a gardening package for the biggest family entry.
“There were five generations of Colliers at the Memory Walk.”
Alzheimers Gisborne-Tairawhiti was also grateful to major sponsors - Mitre 10 Gisborne."