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Posted on 21 Nov

Cousins unite to be among top fundraisers in charity running challenge

Two cousins raised more than £2,500 for dementia research by completing a charity running challenge after their grandparents died within a few months of each other. Jennifer Mehta and Cath Willis were among the top fundraisers for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia initiative, which challenges people to run 100km between May and the end […]

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Posted on 20 Nov

Oxford lecturer’s daughter raises £1,300 in a fortnight for dementia research

The daughter of a retired Oxford Brookes University lecturer has raised over £1,300 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in honour of her academic dad, who is living with the condition. Peter George lectured in sociology and social policy at the university before retiring at 55. Sadly, his retirement years were stolen from him when he was […]

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Posted on 20 Nov

Son’s mammoth fundraiser for dad who died from dementia before his beloved LCFC won the League

A long battle with dementia left John Widdowson barely able to communicate with his family. He could no longer speak and was only able to respond through his eyes, although this was rare. But one thing that guaranteed a response was when his son James, 43, would tell him news of his beloved Leicester City […]

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Posted on 17 Nov

Price Bailey honoured for charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK

Price Bailey has been awarded the Best Corporate Partner accolade by the Institute of Fundraising East Anglia for its efforts to defeat dementia. The chartered accountants and business advisers were nominated for the prestigious award by the firm’s charity partner, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Since the partnership launched in April 2016, East Anglia-based Price Bailey has […]

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Posted on 16 Nov

Bath cyclist puts pedal power to the test in 1,000-mile challenge

A cyclist from Bath is aiming to ride 1,000 miles before the end of January to raise money for dementia research. Duncan Hobday has signed up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Cycling Down Dementia challenge. Cycling Down Dementia challenges participants to ride either 300 (Pioneer) or 1,000 (Epic) miles during the winter and raise £150 to […]

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Posted on 14 Nov

Aberdeen grandfather runs 2,660km in charity challenge

A grandfather ran further than the distance from Aberdeen to Moscow to finish top of the leaderboard in a charity running challenge. John Elrick, 61, clocked up 2,660km while taking part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia initiative. More than 4,000 people signed up for the charity’s award-winning campaign this year. They were challenged […]

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Posted on 14 Nov

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge raises £247,000

Participants in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia campaign went the distance to the Moon and raised £247,000 for vital dementia research. It is the second year the charity has run the award-winning initiative where people are challenged to run or walk 100km between May and the end of October and raise £100. Many people […]

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Posted on 14 Nov

Blackpool Tower goes orange and purple for Alzheimer’s Research UK

The Blackpool Tower will be lit up orange and purple this week as a show of support for everyone living with dementia in the north west. The 25,000 lights on the iconic 518-foot structure will be lit in the colours of Alzheimer’s Research UK on Thursday (November 16), with the tower orange and the heart […]

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Posted on 13 Nov

Sutton Coldfield fundraiser urges people to sign up for winter cycling challenge

A Sutton Coldfield cyclist who rode from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK is urging people to put their pedal power to the test this winter by taking on a new cycling challenge launched by the charity. Justine Longmore wants people to sign up for the charity’s new Cycling […]

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Posted on 13 Nov

Charity champion urges people to sign up for winter cycling challenge

An Essex-based Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion is urging people to put their pedal power to the test this winter by taking on an inspiring new cycling challenge launched by the charity. Helen German, from Wickford, wants people to sign up for the charity’s new Cycling Down Dementia initiative. Cycling Down Dementia challenges participants to ride […]

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