Alzheimer’s Society ambassador Kevin Whately officially cut the ribbon to start the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk in Bedford.
This year’s walk was held at Everard Meadow and aimed to raise £140,000 for the society.
The Inspector Morse actor, who lives in Woburn, took part in the walk in memory of his mum Mary who died as a result of Alzheimer’s disease.
More than 1,500 people turned up to support the walk.
Kevin said: “It is truly an uplifting feeling to be able to unite together with so many others affected by dementia, raising money to help aid