MORE than 40 City of Hereford Rotary Club members, family and friends took part in the annual Memory Walk, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Society.

The group, which ranged in age from under-10s to those in their 70s, walked from Hereford Rowing Club to Breinton and back, a distance of around five miles. The event was arranged by immediate past president Ray Bayliss and looks set to raise in excess of £700 for the charity.

The club has enjoyed a typically busy month and took the opportunity to raise awareness of its activities at the Reach Radio launch in Hereford's High Town last month.

Club members Bobbie Heavens, Nick Tecza and John Taylor manned the club stand which was set alongside those of a number of other voluntary groups in the centre of the city.

The club has welcomed three interesting and informative guest speakers to its evening meetings at the Bay Horse during the past month.

Mike Jones, a past chairman of Longtown Mountain Rescue outlined some of the challenges facing that organisation.

Nabil Jamous informed the club of the activities of the Farmers Overseas Action Group, who support farmers in Uganda, while Young Enterprise, who have long been supported by the club, were the focus of the first October evening meeting.