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Posted on 23 Feb

Derbyshire horse rider to complete 70-mile ride for her mum who has Alzheimer’s, aged 55

Devoted daughter Jessica Green is taking on a four-day ride with her horse Poppy to raise vital funds for dementia research in honour of her mum. The 23-year-old from Bolsover decided to turn her love for riding into a fundraising challenge after her mum Jeannette was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, aged just 54. She […]

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Posted on 22 Feb

‘Dementia has caused my parents to forget each other – but now I’m fighting back’

Wally and Audrey Catterill have been married for almost 60 years, but they no longer recognise each other. Both are living with dementia and now reside in separate care homes because Wally became aggressive and confused when his wife could no longer recognise him. The situation is a distressing one for Lynn Oliver, the couple’s […]

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Posted on 22 Feb

Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia

Passionate volunteers across Derby and the neighbouring communities are being invited to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and […]

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Posted on 22 Feb

Determined DHL staff raise more than £3,800 for dementia research

Distribution centre staff in Newtownabbey pulled out all the stops over the last 12 months to raise thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The team at DHL Supply Chain, based on the McKinney Industrial Estate, in Newtownabbey, have raised £3,800 from a variety of fundraising activities throughout 2017 with a further £600 in match […]

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Posted on 21 Feb

University Challenge star endorses charity quiz after Newmarket victory

Bobby Seagull, who rose to fame on the 2016/17 series of University Challenge, is calling on people to run their own Mighty Quiz for Alzheimer’s Research UK after his team won in Newmarket last year. Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion Simon Gibson put on the charity quiz last April to help raise funds for dementia research. […]

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Posted on 21 Feb

Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia in Cardiff

Passionate volunteers in Cardiff are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness across the city. […]

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Posted on 20 Feb

West Lothian woman to host ladies’ day event in memory of mum

A West Lothian woman is organising a ladies’ day event in Edinburgh to raise money for pioneering dementia research in honour of her mum who died with Alzheimer’s disease aged 65. Jennifer Littlejohn, from East Calder, is putting on a day of prosecco, afternoon tea, shopping and live music at The Hub in Castlehill, Edinburgh, […]

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Posted on 20 Feb

Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia in Harrogate

Passionate volunteers in Harrogate are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness across the town […]

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Posted on 20 Feb

Cambridge golf society raises £20,000 for dementia research

A Cambridge-based golf society has raised £20,000 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity after a busy year of fundraising. The Cambridge Business Golf Society (CBGS) – which is made up of 110 members from different businesses from Cambridge and surrounding areas – spent 2017 fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Rich Blount was appointed Captain […]

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Posted on 19 Feb

Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia

Passionate volunteers across Derby and the neighbouring communities are being invited to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and […]

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