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Coventry and Solihull family to take on Warwick Glow Walk in memory of Baghail and for the Alzheimer's Society

Sarah Mason 19th Mar, 2022

A LOVING family from Solihull and Coventry, are set to light up the Warwick skyline this month to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Ame Chauhan nee Mandair and her family, are set to join hundreds of fund-raisers uniting against dementia at the charity’s Warwick Glow walk on Friday, March 25 after experiencing the devastating impact of dementia first-hand.

She and her family are determined to shine a light on dementia, after losing their beloved father.

“It will be 15 years this March since we lost our beloved dad, Baghail Singh Mandair, to one of the worst diseases any human can experience – vascular dementia,” said Ame.

“Dementia is often described as the long goodbye, throughout the years of caring we experienced profound grief as dementia took away our dad.

“Sadly, his behaviour also became more and more challenging, it was most difficult for Mum, who was with him 24/7.

“He will forever be in our hearts.”

Having arrived from India in the 60s Baghail worked very hard to provide for his family, whilst contributing to the regeneration of the post-war economy in Britain.

Before dementia set in, he was an out-going member of the local community, where everyone knew him and loved to be in his company.

Ame and her family hope to raise hundreds of pounds at the sponsored night walk.

They will join people of all ages and walking abilities for a colourful 5.5km stroll around Warwick Racecourse.

Participants are encouraged to dress in neon, bring glow sticks and sport their brightest outfits to raise funds and awareness for the over 84,000 people living with dementia in the West Midlands.

Hazel Bayley, Alzheimer’s services manager for the West Midlands, said: “We would like to thank Ame and her family and all of our amazing fundraisers who are taking part in a GLOW event this March.

“Every pound raised will help Alzheimer’s Society provide vital information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by the condition.”

Help create a brighter future for people affected by dementia at Alzheimer’s GLOW Warwick on March 25, 2022 visit: alzheimers.org.uk/glow

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