Posted: Sat 2nd Jul 2022

Sponsored walk raises over £800 for dementia charity for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Over £800 has been raised for Dementia UK thanks to a recent charity walk.

Staff and clients at the National Exercise Referral Scheme Team (NERS) in Wrexham waled from Trevor Basin to Llangollen Canal and back.

Distances were available for walkers of all abilities from 0.7km to 10km.

Overall participants raised £831.00 through sponsorship and donations.

A spokesperson said: “The NERS team in Wrexham would like to thank all those who joined us on the walk and to all those who donated so generously for a worthy cause.

“Everyone finished the walk back at the Chapel Tea Room and a well-deserved coffee and delicious cake was enjoyed.”

The National Exercise Referral Scheme is a Welsh Government funded scheme which has been centrally managed by Welsh Local Government Association working in partnership with Public Health Wales (PHW) since July 2007.

The aim of the scheme is to reduce the inequalities in ill health by providing access to tailored and supervised physical activity.

The target population is aged 16+ who are not used to being regularly physically active and are at risk of or currently experiencing a long term or chronic health condition.

The scheme is designed to provide opportunities to exercise that are fun, rewarding and that can be incorporated into everyday life.

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