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Posted on 24 Jul

England rugby legend Rory Underwood to tackle 100-mile cycle ride for dementia research

He may be better known for his bursts of speed down a rugby pitch, but England’s record try-scorer Rory Underwood will be tackling a longer distance this weekend in a bid to raise money for dementia research. Rory, who scored 49 tries in 85 Tests between 1984 and 1996, is taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey […]

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Posted on 22 Jul

Pixie Lott tackles dementia in charity football match for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Singer captains side just hours after being crowned winning coach on The Voice Kids Pop sensation Pixie Lott joined family and friends for a charity football match in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK this afternoon (Sunday). Less than 24 hours after being crowned winning coach on The Voice Kids in front of a TV audience […]

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Posted on 26 Jun

Simon Pegg joins forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh in fight against dementia

Star fronts Dementia Uncovered campaign to highlight realities of condition in new awareness film Actor and producer Simon Pegg is urging people to share a powerful new dementia awareness film to highlight the impact of dementia on the brain. Created by Aardman with an introduction and narration by Simon, Dementia Uncovered from Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Posted on 10 May

Dame Barbara Windsor living with Alzheimer’s disease

Actress and National Treasure Dame Barbara Windsor is living with Alzheimer’s disease, her husband has revealed. In an exclusive interview with The Sun newspaper, Scott Mitchell said he had decided to go public with her diagnosis to help other families who have loved-ones battling the disease. Dame Barbara, 80, was given her diagnosis in April […]

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Posted on 25 Apr

Dementia charities join forces for 2019 London Marathon campaign

Hackney-born actor Ray Winstone is challenging runners inspired by last weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon to secure their place in next year’s event to help raise over £3.5m for groundbreaking dementia research. The call comes as Virgin Money, the race sponsors, named dementia charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as Charity of the Year […]

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Posted on 22 Mar

Bryan Cranston confronts misunderstanding of dementia…using an orange

Acclaimed actor, writer, producer, director and author, Bryan Cranston, is calling on people to share a new thought-provoking film for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Created by Aardman Animations and starring Bryan, the campaign confronts misunderstanding around dementia – using nothing more than an orange. Bryan, who lost his mother Audrey […]

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Posted on 01 Dec

YouTube stars join forces to support sparkly campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK

Some of the biggest stars on YouTube have joined forces to fight dementia by supporting a glittery new campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK. Mark Ferris, Emma Blackery, Jayde Pierce, Niki and Sammy Albon, Terroll Lewis and many more have helped launch the charity’s Glitterbrows campaign and are calling on their millions of followers to get […]

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Posted on 29 Nov

Stephen Fry calls on public to share poignant dementia film this Christmas

Actor, broadcaster and activist Stephen Fry is calling on the public to back dementia research again this Christmas after Alzheimer’s Research UK re-launches its award-winning Santa Forgot animation. Fry, who provided the voiceover for the original film, has penned a blog for the charity giving his backing to the campaign and describing his hope that […]

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Posted on 03 Nov

Olympians Laura and Jason Kenny back winter charity cycle challenge

Olympic super couple Laura and Jason Kenny are urging people to put their pedal power to the test this winter by taking on an inspiring new cycling challenge launched by Alzheimer’s Research UK this week. The duo, who have won 10 Olympic gold medals between them, are asking people to sign up for the charity’s […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

Champions of dementia research recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

Two Patrons of Alzheimer’s Research UK have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Malcolm Walker, founder and CEO of Iceland Foods, who led a fundraising drive both personally and through his stores that raised over £2m for Alzheimer’s Research UK, has received a knighthood. June Spencer, a long-time supporter of the charity, has […]

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