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Wall trek raises money for charity

21st August 2018

York residents John Henderson and Julie Lee united two football clubs and walked a marathon 26 miles along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for Alzheimer's Society.

John, who grew up in Altrincham, wore the red shirt of the Minstermen for the challenge earlier this month while Julie, a proud native of York, wore Altrincham's red-and-white stripes.

Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging us all to be "United Against Dementia" and is transforming the landscape of dementia forever.

John said: “I decided to take part in this challenge for Alzheimer’s Society in memory of my late Dad who lived with the condition."

Julie said: "It’s great to raise funds to help support people living with dementia now and to fund research to one day find a cure.”

Alzheimer's Society, Community Fundraiser Hannah Riley said:  “It’s wonderful that Julie and John gave their time to support Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia devastates lives, but dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure, we will be here for anyone affected by dementia, wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. We need more people like Julie and John to join us and unite against dementia.”

To sponsor Julie and John please visit

From running your local 5K to trekking Mount Kilimanjaro and cycling from London to Paris to parachuting, Alzheimer's Society has a fantastic range of events both in the UK and abroad. Unite with us now at

Photo (below): John Henderson receives his City shirt from the club's Foundation manager Paula Stainton




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