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Posted on 30 Nov

Father’s memory gives son the encouragement to conquer gruelling four-day race

The memory of his father’s support is what kept James Widdowson going during his exhausting four-day, four-race running challenge in Cyprus – which he entered to raise much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The father-of-three, from Stroud, came 79th out of over 200 people who took on the Cyprus International 4-Day Challenge at the end […]

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Posted on 29 Nov

Stephen Fry calls on public to share poignant dementia film this Christmas

Actor, broadcaster and activist Stephen Fry is calling on the public to back dementia research again this Christmas after Alzheimer’s Research UK re-launches its award-winning Santa Forgot animation. Fry, who provided the voiceover for the original film, has penned a blog for the charity giving his backing to the campaign and describing his hope that […]

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Posted on 29 Nov

Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia in Nottinghamshire

Passionate volunteers in Nottinghamshire 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 the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness across the region. […]

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Posted on 27 Nov

Father and son conquer Hadrian’s Wall for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Six years after first vowing to conquer Hadrian’s Wall, a father and son duo stepped up to the challenge and walked the length of it over five days to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Paul Mann, 48, from Walkden, Manchester, along with his 15-year-old son Rylan, trekked 84 miles – the equivalent of […]

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Posted on 24 Nov

Shipping company boss makes huge waves in charity running challenge

A shipping company executive whose mother died with dementia was the top fundraiser in a charity running challenge. Paul Sanders, from Crosby, in Merseyside, raised an incredible £3,297 by taking part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia initiative, which challenged people to run 100km between May and the end of October. The 57-year-old was […]

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Posted on 23 Nov

Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia in Belfast

Passionate volunteers in Belfast 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 the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness across the region. […]

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Posted on 23 Nov

Nine-year-old Wiltshire girl takes on 95-mile cycle for dementia research in aunt’s memory

A nine-year-old girl from Wiltshire has completed a 95-mile cycle and raised over £1,000 for dementia research in honour of her aunt, who died at just 49 with the condition. When Ellie Barker’s aunt Lisa tragically passed away with early-onset Alzheimer’s, she told her mum, Susie, that she wanted to do something to help others […]

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Posted on 21 Nov

Cousins unite to be among top fundraisers in charity running challenge

Two cousins raised more than £2,500 for dementia research by completing a charity running challenge after their grandparents died within a few months of each other. Jennifer Mehta and Cath Willis were among the top fundraisers for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia initiative, which challenges people to run 100km between May and the end […]

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Posted on 20 Nov

Oxford lecturer’s daughter raises £1,300 in a fortnight for dementia research

The daughter of a retired Oxford Brookes University lecturer has raised over £1,300 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in honour of her academic dad, who is living with the condition. Peter George lectured in sociology and social policy at the university before retiring at 55. Sadly, his retirement years were stolen from him when he was […]

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Posted on 20 Nov

Son’s mammoth fundraiser for dad who died from dementia before his beloved LCFC won the League

A long battle with dementia left John Widdowson barely able to communicate with his family. He could no longer speak and was only able to respond through his eyes, although this was rare. But one thing that guaranteed a response was when his son James, 43, would tell him news of his beloved Leicester City […]

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