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10 year old organises Attleborough memory walk for Alzheimer's Society

PUBLISHED: 15:49 02 November 2017

The Memory Walk in Attleborough which was organised by 10 year old Isaac Jervis. Picture: Zoe and Matthew Jervis

The Memory Walk in Attleborough which was organised by 10 year old Isaac Jervis. Picture: Zoe and Matthew Jervis

Zoe and Matthew Jervis

A 10 year old boy from Attleborough has organised and led a memory walk to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

The Memory Walk in Attleborough which was organised by 10 year old Isaac Jervis. Picture: Zoe and Matthew JervisThe Memory Walk in Attleborough which was organised by 10 year old Isaac Jervis. Picture: Zoe and Matthew Jervis

Isaac Jervis was inspired to fundraise for the cause after two of his great-grandfathers suffered from the disease.

He said: ““It affected my family because they both forgot us. I want to raise money to stop it.”

Four generations of Isaac’s family completed the walk, including his 88 year old great-grandmother and his 21 month old cousin.

The 5km walk took 1 hour and 43 minutes, beginning and finishing at St. Edmunds residential home, where Isaac volunteers a lot of his free time, playing games and talking with residents.

The Memory Walk in Attleborough which was organised by 10 year old Isaac Jervis. Picture: Zoe and Matthew JervisThe Memory Walk in Attleborough which was organised by 10 year old Isaac Jervis. Picture: Zoe and Matthew Jervis

Isaac’s walk has already raised around £600, with more donations yet to be counted.

Zoe Jervis, Isaac’s Mum, said: “Isaac’s walk has had an amazing response and he is genuinely overwhelmed with the amount of sponsorship he has gained from family and friends.”

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