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Posted on 18 Nov


A CAMPAIGN TO MARK 10 YEARS OF DANCING VIDEOGAME, JUST DANCE Ubisoft, creator and publisher of the bestselling dance video game, Just Dance, and Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, announced that the fundraising target for their joint Just Dance Memories campaign has been doubled from £30,000 to £60,000, to reflect the […]

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Posted on 15 Nov

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes international research funding for UK study

Today the US-based charity Alzheimer’s Association announces a $7 million dollar grant to allow UCL researchers to carry out detailed assessments of individuals from the 1946 birth cohort. This expands the important work of the Insight 46 project, originally funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK. What is Insight 46? The original Insight 46 study, funded by […]

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Posted on 05 Nov

Just Dance marks 10 years by partnering with Alzheimer’s Research UK to protect our memories

Ubisoft UK, creator and publisher of the bestselling dance video game Just Dance, is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, to help protect the cherished memories Just Dance helps families to create. The campaign will be asking people to share their own favourite dancing memories on social media in […]

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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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