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A 23-year-old engineer from Lincoln has shaved his head, run a half-marathon and taken part in a skydive for Alzheimer’s Research UK – and all in a three-day period. Ryan Lovett completed the nerve-wracking challenge from 11 to 13 May. It wasn’t an easy feat, as he admits he isn’t “the best” with heights. However, […]
A fundraising group in Rhyl that raises money for Alzheimer’s Research UK is about to celebrate two years of successful fundraising and has already raised £12,000 in that time. The group is now putting out a call for new members to help boost their fundraising efforts for dementia research ahead of Dementia Action Week, which […]
A group set up by Rotarians to help people with dementia has partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK to help raise vital funds for dementia research. Rotarians Easing the Problems of Dementia (REPOD) was set up 10 years ago to help people with dementia through initiatives such as Memory Cafés and Dementia Friendly communities. However, the […]
A team of friends will take ‘Nancy’, a van styled on the famous TV postal van, from London to Ulan Ude, Siberia, as part of the notoriously gruelling Mongol Rally. Dan Gillett, who lives in Finchley, London, has been preparing for the renowned challenge for months with his girlfriend Flo Gillingham and friends Katie Shipp, […]
Cycling 4,000 miles over 10 weeks is not an easy feat, but that hasn’t deterred Tonbridge man Steve Groombridge from taking on the challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Steve set off on Sunday 29 April to travel to Norway, where he began his cycle at North Cape, the most northerly point of the continent. He […]
Graham Harfield from Portsmouth is taking on a mammoth challenge to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, because his dad died from dementia. Graham’s dad, Fred, was diagnosed with dementia in September 2013 and passed away just two months later. After he broke his hip in a fall, he went into hospital, where he […]
Hackney-born actor Ray Winstone is challenging runners inspired by last weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon to secure their place in next year’s event to help raise over £3.5m for groundbreaking dementia research. The call comes as Virgin Money, the race sponsors, named dementia charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as Charity of the Year […]
Jumping out of a plane may not seem like a traditional family activity, but that isn’t stopping Karen Gooding and her 27-year-old son Adam from doing it on Saturday 21 April. Karen and Adam are taking on the skydive to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK because Karen’s Auntie Pam passed away from vascular dementia […]
A Twickenham woman who took up running to help her cope with the heartbreak of her mum’s Alzheimer’s disease is aiming to collect her 30th race medal on her 30th birthday by completing the Virgin Money London Marathon. Hannah Kurzawski is taking on the marathon on Sunday 22 April to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched its award-winning virtual running campaign for a third year – with plans to attract more runners than ever to power life-changing dementia research. Running Down Dementia challenges participants to run or walk 100km before the end the summer and raise £100 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Alzheimer’s Research […]