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Posted on 20 Dec

Walderslade retirement group raises £400 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Walderslade Active Retirement Association – called WaldARA for short – has donated £400 to Alzheimer’s Research UK to help fund vital dementia research. The group, which encourages people over 50 in the Medway area to have an active retirement, raised the money from member donations over the course of the year. The cheque was presented […]

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Posted on 19 Dec

Family to ‘Run for Roy’ to raise money for dementia research

The family and friends of a retired vicar who has dementia will be running at 11 parkruns in the UK and overseas on Saturday morning (December 23) to raise money for research into the condition. Around 40 people, including Roy Davies’ sons Martin and Hugh, daughters Hilary and Meryl and seven grandchildren, will all be […]

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Posted on 12 Dec

Essex cyclist completes 1,000-mile charity challenge in under a month

An online retail manager from Essex has become the first person to complete a charity’s 1,000-mile cycling challenge, reaching the target in less than a month. Gina Cleere, from Basildon, was inspired to take part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Cycling Down Dementia challenge because her father, Michael Elliott, has dementia. Michael, 77, was diagnosed with […]

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Posted on 06 Dec

Carol service set to bring festive cheer to Cambridge

Christmas cheer is set to arrive in Cambridge on 14 December with a carol service organised by the UK’s leading dementia research charity and a local care home. Taking place in St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road at 7:30pm, the service offers festive songs, mince pies and hot drinks to those who attend. The free-to-attend carol […]

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Posted on 01 Dec

YouTube stars join forces to support sparkly campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK

Some of the biggest stars on YouTube have joined forces to fight dementia by supporting a glittery new campaign from Alzheimer’s Research UK. Mark Ferris, Emma Blackery, Jayde Pierce, Niki and Sammy Albon, Terroll Lewis and many more have helped launch the charity’s Glitterbrows campaign and are calling on their millions of followers to get […]

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Posted on 01 Dec

Chester teacher puts pedal power to the test in 1,000-mile charity challenge

A rower has swapped oar strokes for bike spokes to take on a 1,000-mile charity cycling challenge in honour of her mother and two uncles who have dementia. Louise Tobias, from Chester, who is a member of Grosvenor Rowing Club, has signed up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new initiative, Cycling Down Dementia. Cycling Down Dementia […]

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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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