Two community groups will come together on Saturday 24th October to promote health and well-being across the generations as they each take a “walk for health” finishing at Cliffe Castle Park.

Dementia Friendly Keighley’s annual “Walk for Dementia” is a Family-Friendly walk attracting walkers of all ages and abilities. It will have a happy festival feel with a face-painter on hand in the shopping centre before the walk starts to help add to the carnival atmosphere. A samba band will lead the walk and there will be games and refreshments at Cliffe Castle for everyone to enjoy once they’ve finished. There will be family activities inside the museum as well as a cake stall and a tombola to help with the fund-raising.

Go Walking is an initiative between Go:walking, Living Streets, Keighley Healthy Living and Get Out More, who are working together to encourage people to walk more and improve their local environment. They are encouraging children, parents and grandparents to Get Outdoors this half term and with a Family Play Afternoon in Cliffe Castle on the 24th. They will be meeting at Eastwood Primary School then strolling to the park where the there will be outdoor games and other family activities to enjoy.

Maggie Marsden of Dementia Friendly Keighley said “When we heard about the Go:Walking initiative we thought it was a great opportunity to bring the two walks together. The DFK walk is a sponsored 5k walk and sets off from the Town Hall Square at 11.30. We are aiming to be at the gates of Cliffe Castle by 12.45 where – if all goes to plan – we will meet up with the Go:Walking group and walk around the park together. The samba band will meet up with us again at this point and lead the two groups around, giving the event a real party feel.”

Annie Berrington is the founder of “Get Out More”, a social enterprise with a mission to help people feel better about themselves in mind and body by being active outdoors and engaging with the natural environment. She added, “ We are hoping that everyone brings a picnic with them and it could be a nice idea for the 2 groups to eat together in the park. There’s no problem if it rains as we will be able to take our picnics into the conservatory at the museum. Please note it’s a family event so children need to come with a parent or carer and everyone needs to dress for the weather!”

Anyone is welcome to join either walk. For more details about the DFK walk and to receive an information pack and sponsor form please contact Dementia Friendly Keighley on Kly 01535 677177 or email Every penny raised goes to help people living with dementia in the Keighley area.

For more information about the Go:Walking initiative contact Annie Berrington on 07974 935105 or email