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Thousands take part in dementia awareness charity walk

More than four thousand people took part in a charity walk in Leeds today to highlight the plight of those affected by dementia.

Temple Newsam in Leeds Credit: ITV Yorkshire

This year's Memory Walk at Temple Newsam was kicked off by Emmerdale actor John Middleton, whose character Ashley was diagnosed with the condition.

Emmerdale actor John Middleton at the event in Leeds Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Alzheimer's Society is hoping to raise around £9m from 34 similar walks across the country.

I've had so many people coming up thanking me for the story and we've won various awards for the story but the best awards are coming from people who are giving personal endorsements because the story has affected them deeply because they've been touched themselves by the subject matter of the story. It's like being with 4,000 friends, it really is."

– John Middleton Actor