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Posted on 18 Oct

Somerset woman completes 900-mile cycle challenge for dementia research

A retired primary school teacher marked her 65th birthday in style by completing a 900-mile cycling challenge from the south of Portugal to northern Spain in honour of her mother who is living with dementia. Denise Hoogesteger set off from Lagos on Portugal’s south coast on 5 September to begin her epic journey which took […]

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Posted on 11 Oct

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge raises record-breaking total

Participants in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge hit a record fundraising total with £349,000 raised for pioneering dementia research. It is the third year the UK’s leading dementia research charity has run the award-winning initiative where people are challenged to run or walk 100km between the beginning of April and the end of […]

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Posted on 09 Oct

Devoted daughter to run half marathon for mum with rare form of dementia

Hairdresser Tilly Hewitt is taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon this Sunday (October 14) to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK after watching her 62-year-old mum deteriorate with dementia. Tilly and her three sisters, from Barnet, look after their mum Laura around the clock as she needs help to do everyday tasks such […]

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Posted on 02 Oct

Care Sector Ball raises £140,000

Hallmark Care Homes in association with Care England raised a staggering £140,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity at a glittering fundraising event in Mayfair. Around 250 people, attended the Care Sector Fundraising Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 29th September in a sell-out event. Some of the key sponsors […]

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Posted on 02 Oct

Perthshire volunteers needed to help make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia

Passionate volunteers in Perthshire are being asked to come forward to join a new fundraising group which has launched to support pioneering dementia research. The founding members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Perth Fundraising Group have already held their first event, a quiz at Abbotsford Lounge Bar which raised more than £400. They have plans […]

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Posted on 17 Sep

London woman to retrace her mum’s post-war cycle ride to Paris

East Londoner Caroline Woods is recreating the London to Paris bike ride her mum completed after the Second World War ended. She will complete the 190-mile ride with her three sons in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. The ride, which starts on World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), will take Caroline and her sons Joseph, 25, […]

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Posted on 12 Sep

Woman with dementia completes mammoth trek raising money for research

A Perthshire woman who is determined to ‘live life to the full’ despite being diagnosed with dementia has completed a mammoth trek to raise money for pioneering research. Olive Munro, 67, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia around three years ago, walked the famous Comino de Santiago pilgrimage route through France and northern Spain with […]

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Posted on 10 Sep

Man with rare dementia to run Kew Gardens 10k with daughter for research

A man who has a rare form of dementia that affects his vision is taking on a 10km run with his daughter to raise money for pioneering research. Peter Mumford, from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, who has posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), is set to run the Kew Gardens 10k at the Richmond RUNFEST on Saturday (September […]

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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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