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Thunderbirds creator's son mobilised for memory walk
Jamie Anderson is doing a charity walk in aid of Alzheimer’s disease in memory of his father Gerry Anderson
THE SON of the creator of TV puppet show Thunderbirds will take part in a charity walk today for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Jamie Anderson, 28, who lives near Faringdon, will undertake the Windsor Memory Walk in memory of his father, Gerry Anderson, who died in December last year, aged 83.
It was at the launch of the walk last July that Nuffield resident Gerry revealed he was living with dementia and he and Jamie supported last year’s Memory Walk to raise awareness of dementia.
He said: “I attended the Windsor Memory Walk last year and so I am pleased to be returning to set walkers off. Dad did a lot to support Alzheimer’s Society in his final year with us and I know he would have wanted me to continue raising awareness of dementia.”
People are encouraged to take part in the walk, which starts at 11am round Dorney Lake, at Eton College Rowing Centre.
Participants at the Windsor Memory Walk can choose between a 2k walk or a 10k walk.
Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s annual fundraising event which sees walks take place across the UK throughout the autumn.
It is being held in partnership with Bupa Care Services, a leader in dementia care. For more info about the walk, or to sign up, visit memorywalk.org.uk/dorneylake
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