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Posted on 17 Oct

Put your pedal power to the test this winter with Cycling Down Dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK is urging people to gear up for a cycling challenge this winter and help leave dementia out in the cold. Cycling Down Dementia challenges supporters to ride either 300 miles (Pioneer), 1,000 miles (Epic) or their own choice of distance (Maverick) between 1 November and 31 January and raise money for pioneering […]

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Posted on 01 Oct

Virtual charity running event hits £1million for dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s annual Running Down Dementia virtual challenge has passed the £1million mark after this year’s participants raised more than £300,000 for pioneering dementia research. It is the fourth year the UK’s leading dementia research charity has run the award-winning campaign. For this year’s Running Down Dementia people were challenged to run 100km, 300km […]

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Posted on 23 Sep

Record year for Alzheimer’s Research UK as donations reach £36.7m

Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced another record-breaking year with its total income reaching £38.5 million in 2018/19. This growth in income for the year was fuelled by a rise in public support, with voluntary donations reaching £36.7m – enabling the charity to fund more research than ever before. Across the year, Alzheimer’s Research UK committed […]

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Posted on 06 Sep

Dyson scores new personal best with £17,500 raised for dementia research

It was the biggest year yet for the annual Dyson Football Marathon – as players raised more than £17,500 for Alzheimer’s Research UK following eight hours of matches. This means over £82,000 has been raised for the charity through this event alone. On the day, six teams made up of over 80 players played back-to-back […]

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Posted on 05 Jun

Over 900 teddies to be won as part of Iceland Foods Charity Week

Over 900 Iceland Food stores will be giving customers the chance to win an adorable teddy bear as part of the retailer’s huge Charity Week – which aims to raise £500,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The retailer’s annual fundraising drive will take place between Saturday 8 June and Friday 14 June. Stores across the UK […]

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Posted on 23 May

Rachel Riley backs cry of 35,000 Brits for more dementia research funding

Rachel Riley today joined Alzheimer’s Research UK to present the signatures of nearly 35,000 members of public who have backed a call for increased government funding for dementia research. The Countdown star and mathematician helped to deliver the signatures on Alzheimer’s Research UK’s petition to Number 10 on Thursday 23 May. The petition asks the […]

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Posted on 29 Apr

Alzheimer’s Research UK strikes gold at The Running Awards

Alzheimer’s Research UK scooped the top prize in the Large Charity category at The Running Awards last night. Having taken bronze last year and silver the year before, the UK’s leading dementia research charity won the gold prize for the first time at the ceremony held on a boat on the Thames. Alzheimer’s Society took […]

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Posted on 24 Apr

The mobile game that can detect Alzheimer’s risk

A specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer’s – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied gaming data from an app called Sea Hero Quest, which has been downloaded and played by more than 4.3 million people worldwide. The game, created by Deutsche Telekom in […]

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Posted on 10 Apr

Dunfermline woman steps up to support dementia research in memory of dad

A midwife is taking on the Glasgow Kiltwalk to raise money for dementia research in honour of her father who died with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Claire Massey, from Crombie, Dunfermline, will walk 15 miles on Sunday 28 April to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The 38-year-old mum-of-two is supporting the UK’s leading dementia research […]

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Posted on 19 Mar

Essex woman calls for support for Alzheimer’s Research UK charity ball

Zoe Higginson, from Wickford in Essex, is calling for local businesses to come forward to support and sponsor a glamorous charity ball that she is organising in Billericay this October, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The 25-year-old hairdresser has been inspired to fundraise by her mother Joanne, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s […]

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