THE inaugural Addingham Amble took place around the village in aid of the Alzheimer's Society on Sunday, September 17.

Organised and run by Totally Locally Addingham, the event saw over 160 people set off on three different routes around the village and Beamsley Beacon on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

“We were overwhelmed with the numbers who took part in the Amble and it is hoped that it will become an annual event in the village,” said Sarah Mayo, one of the event organisers. “It was such a fantastic occasion to be involved in, with old and young signing up and it really had such a brilliant community atmosphere.

"We are very proud to announce that the final total raised for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Friendly in Addingham from the Addingham Amble is a massive £1750. A huge thank you to all the individuals and local businesses who registered to take part, sponsored participants or donated to this worthwhile cause. "We could not have dreamed of raising this much money from one event and we really are so very grateful for all the support that we received."

Adult walkers received a t shirt sponsored by Duncan Hall and Croft Roofing, whilst child walkers were presented with a little goodie bag provided by Old Station Fisheries. Yorkshire Water and St Peter’s Church Orchard donated fruit and water to keep walkers going on their way round the Amble.

Totally Locally Addingham were supported by The Civic Society and The Environment Group in the designing of the maps, routes and providing marshals. Local photographer Nick Hodgson captured the day with some amazing photographs. After the event, The Fleece Addingham provided food and drinks. Sarah added: “Without the generous support of all of these village groups, businesses and volunteers we could not have pulled off such a successful event and we cannot thank them enough."

If you would like to get involved, be able to get more information on Alzheimer’s and being Dementia Friendly or need support then please contact the Alzheimer’s Society via the information on their website or get in touch locally with Jon Shaw on 07799695548 or at