Six-year-old inspired by her grandfather raises £1,600 at Peterborough 10km Memory Walk

Tarannum Jayaswal
Tarannum Jayaswal

A six-year-old who took part in a 10km Memory Walk after her grandfather was diagnosed with dementia has raised over £1,600.

Tarannum Jayaswal of Hampton took the brave decision to participate in the walk on September 20 in Peterborough and successfully completed it.

It is her firm belief that it will help make her ‘Dadu’ - and the thousands of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia - get better.

Tarannum trained hard every day after attending Laxton Junior School in Oundle, starting from 2kms and then increasing it little by little every day.

She also used to go up and downhill in front of her house around 20 to 50 times.

Tarannum was definitely one of the youngest (if not the youngest) to physically walk the full 10km on Sunday.

And while the official figures will come out in next couple of months, it is believed she might have raised the highest amount for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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