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Former EastEnders actor John Altman to open Stratford charity night walk

PUBLISHED: 10:16 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:16 11 October 2017

John Altman, of 'Nasty' Nick Cotton fame, will open the first London’ night Memory Walk at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

John Altman, of 'Nasty' Nick Cotton fame, will open the first London’ night Memory Walk at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

Alzheirmer's Society

Former EastEnders star John Altman will join thousands to unite against dementia at a charity walk in Stratford.

The actor, best known for playing ‘Nasty’ Nick Cotton, will lead Alzheimer’s Society supporters through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday for the first London night Memory Walk.

He said: “My father developed dementia towards the end of his life so I know the impact it has on families.

“I think its important people are aware of Alzheimer’s Society’s services and know they have somewhere to turn to if they receive a dementia diagnosis.”

The actor’s friend Phil Brown, who was in a band called The Records, also developed dementia before his death a few years ago.

John said: “He was just a little bit younger than me and he got dementia with Lewy bodies [dementia that shares common symptoms with Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease] and I just get emotional when I think about it.”

To sign up, visit memorywalk.org.uk

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