Actor Gary Wales to walk 392 Miles for Alzheimer’s Scotland.
“I have decided to take on a Challenge for Alzheimer’s Scotland. I am doing this for my gran who has dementia and for other families affected.” – Gary Wales
Scottish actor Gary Wales, who has been seen on shows, and short movies, ranging from period action drama Game Of Thrones to the forthcoming science fiction series Psychosis is fundraising for Alzheimer’s Scotland by walking from London to Bo’ness.
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in the country. The organisation campaigns for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services. Their aims include becoming the national and local voice of and for people with dementia and their carers in Scotland, improving public policies for the benefit of people with dementia and their carers, providing the provision of high quality services for people with dementia and to provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for carers of people with dementia.
The organisation operating today was formed by the union of three previous charities, the earliest launched in 1980.
“We aim to engage and connect with everyone who has a stake in what we do; to provide support and information, raise funds, support research, to campaign for and promote the rights of people with dementia and for those who care for them. Together we can be the leading force for change. Together we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone.” – Alzheimer’s Scotland
Gary begins his journey on October 10th and will walk 392 miles. It is estimated the fundraiser will take around five days and 130 hours. The walk starts at Westminster Bridge, London ending at Gary’s hometown of Bo’ness in Scotland.
“Without sleep and very little food. I will burn 36575 Calories, which is just under one stone in weight.” – Gary Wales