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Posted on 07 Sep

Schoolboy to climb Welsh peaks in memory of great-grandmother

Year 1 pupil Carwyn Beynon will climb Pen Y Fan and Corn Du on September 15 in memory of his Great Nanny Shirley. The five-year-old from Rhymney Valley got the fundraising bug after watching his mum Amy Beynon undertake a number of charity challenges earlier this year including a charity walk and Alzheimer’s Research UK’s […]

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Posted on 06 Sep

Cyclist set to retrace 300-mile commute for dementia research in honour of dad

Retired IT systems engineer Clive England is gearing up for a 300-mile bike ride across the south of England, retracing his weekly commute to raise vital funds for dementia research. Clive plans to cycle from his home in Bideford in Devon to Haywards Heath in West Sussex where his dad lives, via Reading where he […]

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Posted on 06 Sep

Hidden Hearing tops £50,000 fundraising target for vital dementia research

Staff at high street hearing specialists Hidden Hearing are celebrating after raising an incredible £50,000 in one year for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The money raised has been used to fund a groundbreaking research project studying dementia with Lewy bodies, a rare form of dementia that causes distressing symptoms including […]

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Posted on 04 Sep

Heartbroken husband takes on Great North Run in memory of wife who died with Alzheimer’s aged 62

A former club runner is taking on the Simplyhealth Great North Run for the first time in more than 20 years to raise money for dementia research in memory of his wife who died with Alzheimer’s disease aged 62. John Elliott, a former member of Darlington Harriers, last ran the Great North Run in 1996, […]

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Posted on 29 Aug

Dementia charity urges people to sign up for Edinburgh Kiltwalk and support pioneering research

A charity is calling on people to help make strides in the fight against dementia by taking on the Edinburgh Kiltwalk to raise money for pioneering research. Alzheimer’s Research UK is urging people to sign up for the event on Sunday 16 September, which is the final of the four Kiltwalks in Scotland this year. […]

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Posted on 29 Aug

Former Brookside star urges people to take part in bike ride for dementia research

An actress and fitness instructor from Merseyside whose dad died with a rare form of dementia is inviting people to join her on a fundraising cycle ride supporting pioneering research. Paula Muldoon has organised the 62-mile Braveheart Cycle, from Waterloo to Preston and back, on Saturday 22 September to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. […]

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Posted on 24 Aug

Friends complete dementia charity’s 100km running challenge in just 10 days

Two friends from Hull have completed a challenge to run 10km a day for 10 days raising money for pioneering dementia research. Claire Capes, 50, and Lisa Hall, 51, took part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia campaign, which challenges people to run 100km during the summer. However, they decided to complete the challenge […]

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Posted on 22 Aug

Swansea man takes on swimming challenge for dementia research as part of extreme weight-loss mission

A Swansea man who is on a mission to lose over 21 stone has taken on a challenge to swim 130km before the end of the month to raise money for dementia research. Chris Larkin, who weighs around 27 stone having been more than 36 stone two years ago, has taken on the swimming challenge […]

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Posted on 21 Aug

Determined daughter takes on 100km walk for dad with Alzheimer’s

Secondary school teacher Laura Newbury will take on a 100km walk this weekend (August 25/26) to raise vital funds for dementia research, in honour of her dad who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Laura and her partner Laurie McCall are aiming to complete the Ultra South Coast Challenge, which is 100km (approx. 62 miles) long, in […]

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Posted on 21 Aug

Liverpool graduate takes on 100km running challenge in memory of mum

Languages graduate Will Grant is aiming to run 100km this month to raise vital funds for dementia research in memory of his mum, who had a rare form of dementia. Will, who took Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool, was inspired to sign up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s summer campaign, Running Down Dementia, as […]

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