Whether you are remembering a loved one, supporting one of the county’s best-loved charities or simply enjoying a good day out, it’s time to get involved in Wiltshire’s fifth annual Walk to Remember.

Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support is urging more people to sign up to take part in its sponsored walk and fun day on Saturday June 22.

The 8.5-mile Walk to Remember takes starts in Warminster Park and the route takes in some of Wiltshire’s loveliest countryside as it leads up and around historic Battlesbury Camp hill fort. There is also a family-friendly Meadow Mile around a lake and nature reserve that is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Both routes start and end at the park where the charity is throwing a free finish line Fun Day with live music, refreshments, stalls and attractions for the whole family.

Holly Grbovik of Warminster is doing the longer walk in memory of her Nan. She said: “It’s a charity close to my heart since sadly losing my Nan last year. It’s really important to raise more awareness of this awful disease and to raise as much money as we can to support those living with dementia.”

The youngest walker to be signed up is two-year-old Jemima Rideout of Calne. She will be toddling around the Meadow Mile because her grandfather and great-grandfather both live with dementia, and in memory of her other great-grandfather. Jemima has already raised £300 in sponsorship from family and friends.

Her mother Tracy said: “I am a support worker for Alzheimer’s Support so I know first hand how invaluable their work is for people living with dementia in Wiltshire.”

Melissa Hurley of Devizes took part in the Walk last year and is looking forward to the new route. She said: “It’s a very important cause and something everyone I know is mindful of as we progress in life. I like to support local causes and we have made it into a family day with five of us now taking part together.”

Alzheimer’s Support CEO Babs Harris said: “We started A Walk to Remember in 2015 and this is the first time we have brought it to the Warminster area.

“The town has been incredibly supportive of our new Dementia Centre and Old Silk Works Club so we wanted to do the walk and to host a fun day at the same time as a thank you and celebration.”

The walk costs £10 to enter (£5 for under 14s) and all walkers will receive a Walk T-shirt and medal. Sign up or find out more at www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk.

The family Fun Day from 11am to 4pm is free for all. There will be a wealth of stalls and attractions, hot food, cream teas and music from the Terry Hill Big Band, Clarity Choir and more.