Monday, 19 September 2022

Memory Walk




 

Yesterday's Memory Walk, in aid of the Alzheimer's Society, appears to have been a great success.  Hundreds of people turned out for the walk. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us. There was a chilly breeze from time to time, but the Sun was out more often than not, and the autumn colours looked splendid. The only snag was a malfunctioning camera! Other than a few shots, it decided to over-expose so most of our pics were useless.

The event was extremely friendly, well organised and marshalled. Thanks to all volunteers involved.

Just before the start I was admiring this marvellous bit of wood sculpture on the edge of Cooper's Field, just behind Cardiff Castle:



The 6km walk took us out of central Cardiff, along the Taff, up toward Pontcanna Fields. Along the way there was a chance to spy some wildlife, such as a kingfisher (tiny, but just visible perched on a branch). As a general rule in life, any day when you see a kingfisher is a good day, so this was a Good Day.



And a heron:


My wife and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our fund. Although the amount we raised is just a drop in the ocean compared to the vast challenge of defeating dementia, every bit surely helps. Our Just Giving page will remain open for a few weeks, and we'll be making a matching donation of our own to the Alzheimer's Society.

Thanks again.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Particularly love the wood sculpture! People keep telling me to read something other than AR novels - I'm not so sure, but if I did, what would be your go-to read(s)? Thank you, Janet.

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