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Singer Lilli Moore storms Merseysides memory lane

by Howard Keal. Published Tue 23 Jul 2013 16:50, last updated: 23/07/13

Singer Lilli Moore turned the clock back today to launch Alzheimer’s Society’s Aintree Memory Walk.

Hundreds of people are being urged to sign up at memorywalk.org.uk for the Merseyside event which last year was the biggest in the country.

Lilli produced a CD and download featuring six songs on her new album Memory Lane – with all profits going to Alzheimer’s Society.

Lilli, (22) of Windermere Road, Wirral, whose Nan Mary lived with Alzheimer’s, said:

’I’ve mainly recorded songs from the 1920s through to the forties that we both loved – Doris Day is my idol. We watched her films together, particularly Calamity Jane!’

Her Nan, who died two years ago aged 74, had always been light-hearted with a great memory for dates but dementia took its toll and she became forgetful.

Lilli, who has been singing professionally for four years, said:

‘Alzheimer’s destroys lives. I put the album together because the Society is such a worthy cause and the work it does is absolutely brilliant.’

Lilli will perform at the flagship Aintree Memory Walk, being held in partnership with Bupa Care Homes, at the racecourse on Sunday 8 September.

She said: ‘Going back is what Alzheimer’s does; it is about going back to childhood memories, which is what was happening to my Nan.’

Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser, Fran D’Arcy, said: ‘Support for our Aintree Memory Walk is fabulous and this year hundreds of people will be able to hear Lilli and take a step down Memory Lane.

‘More than 16,000 people across Merseyside are living with dementia. We hope families will again turn out in force to help us the fight the disease.

‘Aintree Memory Walk is hugely important – it’s our biggest fundraiser as well as vital in raising awareness of the damage and heartache caused by Alzheimer’s.

‘We really appreciate the fabulous work Lilli is doing to help us and the fact she is so young is brilliant. It shows more than anything that this is all about families.

‘Thanks to the backing of Bupa Care Homes, Alzheimer’s Society is able to raise even more money to support people with dementia.’

For further info or to donate visit www.alzheimers.org.uk






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"We listened to Lilli on board the " Marco Pollo" in early April, what a fantastic voice, she sang from her heart, regards mick doyle" Mick Doyle, oxford around 3 months, 4 weeks ago

 
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