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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 16 Apr

Runner set to earn 30th race medal on 30th birthday as she takes on London Marathon for dementia research in memory of mum

A Twickenham woman who took up running to help her cope with the heartbreak of her mum’s Alzheimer’s disease is aiming to collect her 30th race medal on her 30th birthday by completing the Virgin Money London Marathon. Hannah Kurzawski is taking on the marathon on Sunday 22 April to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 13 Apr

Running Down Dementia challenge sets sights high for third year

Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched its award-winning virtual running campaign for a third year – with plans to attract more runners than ever to power life-changing dementia research. Running Down Dementia challenges participants to run or walk 100km before the end the summer and raise £100 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 12 Apr

London Marathon runner takes on parkrun mission for dementia research

A Royal Navy Police officer has set herself the challenge of running a 5km parkrun every Saturday for a year – even the day before she takes on the Virgin Money London Marathon. Leading Regulator Sophia Hurlo, who is based at HMS Collingwood in Fareham, has taken on the challenge to raise money for Alzheimer’s […]

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Posted on 11 Apr

Renfrew woman steps up to support dementia research in honour of nan

A corporate sales manager is taking on the Glasgow Kiltwalk to raise money for dementia research in honour of her grandmother who has been living with Alzheimer’s disease for around a decade. Philippa Park, from Renfrew, will walk 23 miles on Sunday 29 April to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The 47-year-old decided to […]

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Posted on 11 Apr

Scarborough woman to take on volcano trek in honour of Nan with Alzheimer’s

A determined dance teacher is taking part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first ever overseas trek to raise funds for dementia research this April in honour of her loving Nan, who helped raise her. Sarah Wood is setting off with a team of dedicated volunteers on 14 April to Guatemala to trek five active volcanoes over […]

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Posted on 10 Apr

Surrey ‘Defeat Dementia Walk’ to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Surrey fundraiser is hosting a Defeat Dementia Walk on Sunday 20 May to help raise vital money for dementia research. Carol Franklin-Adams and her husband, Patrick, are Champions of Alzheimer’s Research UK and have already raised over £200,000 for the charity in recent years. One of their fundraisers was a Big Walk in 2016, […]

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Posted on 03 Apr

11-year-old takes on mountain mission for dementia research in honour of grandad

A Wakefield schoolgirl whose ambition is to win an Olympic gold medal in climbing will take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for dementia research in honour of her grandfather who has Alzheimer’s disease. Thea Speight, 11, and her father Damien will attempt to climb Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 […]

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Posted on 28 Mar

Leicestershire woman takes on seven-day volcano trek for dementia research

A woman from Earl Shilton is taking on the ultimate challenge to raise funds for dementia research by trekking across five active volcanoes – and all in honour of her mum, who has Alzheimer’s disease. When Elaine Barrett’s mum Jeannette was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Elaine was heartbroken to discover that there are no treatments that […]

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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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