Brides to make their way through Claudy for charity

Local singing legend Daddy Remo, from the Ritchie Remo Band joins the Fiona Quinn from the Alzheimer's Society and the Alla Ladies to promode their Brides Through Claudy walk on Sat 21st May. Pic James Whorriskey.
Local singing legend Daddy Remo, from the Ritchie Remo Band joins the Fiona Quinn from the Alzheimer's Society and the Alla Ladies to promode their Brides Through Claudy walk on Sat 21st May. Pic James Whorriskey.

A group of brides are set to parade around Claudy village on Saturday to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Ladies will be asked to wear their wedding dress or borrow one and men can come along dressed in their hat and tails, or dress up as a priest or vicar.

Ann Rosborough who has organised the event hopes to raise more than £500 by getting brides and grooms in their full wedding attire to run or walk 5 miles around the village at 3pm.

Ann said: ‘I decided to take on this challenge for Alzheimer’s Society because I have worked closely with people with dementia for over 20 years and have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects this disease can have on the person and their entire family circle.

“Everyone is welcome, young and old, and I am confident that our little village of Claudy will unite together to raise much needed funds and awareness for the 20,000 people living with dementia in Northern Ireland.’

There is a BBQ in the church hall directly after the walk, kindly donated by The Cumber Upper and Learmount Church.