ARMY families of Germany-based 1st NATO Signal Battalion came together to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The group raised 277 Euros (£244) through events including a raffle, bake sale and coffee morning, as well as a seven-kilometre memory walk around the local Auesee Lake.

Army spouse Vicki Duke-Winter explained: “My grandad had Alzheimer’s and he lost the battle last year and my nana, who had memory loss, also lost her life this year.

“In the UK I am a dementia friend along with another lady. After hearing a few stories from [others] who have also been affected by Alzheimer’s, I decided we needed to do something to raise funds.

“It was great to see our little community come together and support both events for Alzheimer’s. Out of a small community of just ten families, half of us have been affected by this illness one way or another, from grandparents to parents, from ages 50-97.”

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