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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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Posted on 08 Mar

Chesterfield woman leaves £82,000 in Will for pioneering dementia research

A former information technology manager who died with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease has left more than £80,000 in her Will to dementia research. Sheila McCree, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in her early 60s and died last year aged 72, left £82,699 to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sheila, from Chesterfield, enjoyed a successful career in IT […]

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Posted on 26 Feb

Retired teacher’s dementia diagnosis inspires daughter to run half marathon for pioneering research

A leadership development trainer is running the Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon to raise money for pioneering dementia research in honour of her mum who is living with the condition. Helen Christensen, 44, ran the 13.1-mile race last year raising around £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Executive Coach and Return to Work Coach, who lives […]

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Posted on 15 Feb

Kohler Mira launches year of fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Employees, known as associates, at Kohler Mira Ltd, home to Mira Showers, Rada and Kohler UK brands, have launched an ambitious fundraising partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Associates at the Cheltenham-based company will aim to raise £30,000 this year to power groundbreaking dementia research and help the charity in […]

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Posted on 04 Feb

Iceland Foods makes £1m commitment to Alzheimer’s Research UK

Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation is making an incredible commitment to donate £1 million to life-changing dementia research, as Alzheimer’s Research UK is announced as its new charity partner for 2019. The two organisations will work together on a groundbreaking partnership that will fund research to help in the search for a cure for dementia, while […]

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