Newport teen to walk in grandmother's memory

Newport teen to walk in grandmother's memory

MEMORY: Bernice Reynolds

FUNDS: Lucy plans walk to raise charity cash

Newport teen to walk in grandmother's memory

Newport teen to walk in grandmother's memory

Newport teen to walk in grandmother's memory

Newport teen to walk in grandmother's memory

First published in News

A NEWPORT teen will walk in memory of her grandmother this autumn.

Lucy Paginton, 17, will take part in the 10k Cardiff Memory Walk on September 13 hoping to raise £1,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Last year she raised £800 but is determined to raise more this time and spread awareness of the disease.

She said: “In 2013, I lost someone very close to my heart to dementia, it was such a heartbreaking experience, an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

“That person was my nana, Bernice Reynolds.”

Miss Paginton will also hold a series of fundraising events in the run up .

“After spending time with my nana, I realised individuals that suffer with dementia need a lot of attention, care and love and affection,” she added.

“Dementia affects people in different ways, some worse than others, so I decided I wanted to get involved and raise money to go towards supporting people that are suffering.

“Although raising this money won’t take away the pain I’m feeling, I will be proud to know my hard work has gone towards supporting families, carers and sufferers dealing with the heartbreaking disease.”

To donate visit justgiving.com/Lucy-Paginton

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