I’m Walking In Memory Of My Mum

PEOPLE from across Teesside are putting plans in place to take part in our Memory Walk on Sunday July 23rd.

Julie Geddes is one supporter and she explains why she’s taking part.

“I’m walking for my mum Ann. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago and me and my family cared for her at home. Unfortunately, she passed away about 18 months ago and this is my way of remembering her and at the same time supporting the fantastic work MFC Foundation and the football club continue to deliver to those affected by this cruel illness.”

Both the club and the Foundation deliver monthly activities including an afternoon inclusive tea dance and also dementia friendly stadium tours. It’s these activities which, says Julie, help those living with dementia remain active and not feel isolated, allowing them to keep their independence, getting out for a coffee and a chat with people they can relate to.

Julie adds: “Mum was my rock growing up, she juggled being a mum with part-time employment and would spoil both my brother and me. She loved her family and her garden and made the best chocolate cake ever, and that’s why I’m doing this as a thank you to her for her love and support throughout my life. She enjoyed going out for a coffee and spending time with family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

The Memory Walk starts and finishes at the Riverside Stadium, ending with a walk around the outside of the pitch. Julie said: “I think the Memory Walk is a fantastic idea as it gives you a reason for exercise whilst also doing something for a great cause right here in my home town.”

You can Join Julie and others across Teesside by taking part. To do so, please follow this link