Blog competition – The winner is…

Many of you reading this post will be well aware that to celebrate the launch of this blog we have been running a competition to win an exclusive prize.

Since 2008, Sir Terry Pratchett has been banging the drum for an increase in funding for dementia research. We were thrilled and privileged to have Sir Terry do what he does best – putting pen to paper – writing the inaugural entry here at

pratchett-draw1It’s only fitting that the prize was something that his committed fans would savour. A limited edition (number seven of 150) Discworld Kindle case signed by the man himself. For this very special occasion we have managed to dig out and dust off a Pratchett-esque hat to draw the lucky winner.

Hundreds of people entered. But there’s only one Discworld case. And only one person can take home the prize….

And the winner is…

Huge congratulations goes to Susan Hoath. Susan entered via Twitter by pointing her followers towards the new site. She’s now the proud new owner of the limited edition case!

Here’s the winning tweet:


Those we must acknowledge

I must take the opportunity, on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research UK, to thank:

  • Sir Terry Pratchett and Rob Wilkins for their ongoing support in our collective battle to defeat dementia
  • Waterstones for their generosity, donating not only the Kindle case but also 100% of the profits from the sale of the remaining limited editions
  • Lynsey Dalladay and the official Sir Terry Pratchett Facebook page for helping us to spread the word of the blog and the competition
  • Every single person entering the competition, who, in doing so, helped us to publicise around the world.



  1. Stephen Sadler on 11th October 2013 at 11:58 am

    If it actually says, “(number seven of 100)” someone has messed up. There are 150 (mine is number 130…)

  2. ARUK Editor on 11th October 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks Stephen. Thanks for spotting that, we’ll update this post now.

  3. Catherine Yarham on 11th October 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I’m sure Death would be proud of Susan for winning!

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