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Posted on 06 Mar

New group to lead fight against dementia in Edinburgh

A group of passionate volunteers whose lives have been touched by dementia have launched a fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK. The seven founding members of the Edinburgh fundraising group – which includes Dr Jill Fowler, Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and Catarina Dias, a PhD student funded […]

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Posted on 05 Mar

Milton man running London Marathon for seventh time for dementia research

A veteran long-distance runner is preparing to take on his ninth London Marathon to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of his mum. Chris Drummond’s mum, Dot, died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2006, and he has been a supporter of the UK’s leading dementia research charity ever since. He was made a […]

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Posted on 05 Mar

parkrun and Alzheimer’s Research UK set sights on hitting £1m as partnership is extended

Alzheimer’s Research UK and parkrun UK have announced they will be extending their partnership to 2023 thanks to the first three years’ success, which has seen parkrunners raise around £890,000 for pioneering dementia research. The UK’s leading dementia research charity became the official charity partner of parkrun UK, which supports local communities in providing free, […]

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Posted on 05 Mar

Mother helped to stay at work after Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Alzheimer’s Research UK response

Alzheimer’s Research UK applauds the news that retailer Sainsbury’s helped an employee to remain at work for as long as possible following a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The story was shared on Twitter by her son Doron Salomon, who told how his mother was supported and treated ‘with class and dignity’ by the chain. […]

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Posted on 05 Mar

Darts competition in Bognor Regis to raise funds for dementia research

A Chichester man is running a darts day on 10 March to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of his nan, who died from Alzheimer’s disease last summer. Adam Judd is calling on people in the area to come along to Newtown Sports and Social Club in Bognor Regis to battle it […]

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Posted on 01 Mar

Majestic Wine launches £50,000 fundraising mission for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Watford-based Majestic Wine has launched a new charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK – with the aim of raising at least £50,000 to help in the fight against dementia. Staff at the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer have embarked on a year-long fundraising campaign for the cause, after voting overwhelmingly in favour for Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 01 Mar

Brundall parkrun volunteer to take on half marathon for dementia research

A parkrun volunteer is taking on a half marathon to raise money for dementia research in honour of her grandmother who died with Alzheimer’s disease. Vikki Harper, from Little Plumstead, near Norwich, is one of around 300 runners signed up to run the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon on March 25 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. […]

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Posted on 28 Feb

Family’s history of Alzheimer’s inspires mum-of-two to run half marathon for dementia research

A woman from Northern Ireland whose family have been affected by a rare inherited form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is taking on a half marathon to raise money for dementia research. Kerry Bryson, from Dundonald, near Belfast, is one of around 300 runners signed up to run the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon on March […]

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Posted on 28 Feb

60-year-old Charity Champion to run 100 miles in 32 hours for dementia research

Susie Hewer has already run 144 marathons and 24 ultra-marathons, but the 60-year-old is not ready to slow down just yet. She is now planning to run 100 miles in 32 hours to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The Robertsbridge woman is a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK and has already raised over £50,000 […]

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Posted on 23 Feb

Derbyshire horse rider to complete 70-mile ride for her mum who has Alzheimer’s, aged 55

Devoted daughter Jessica Green is taking on a four-day ride with her horse Poppy to raise vital funds for dementia research in honour of her mum. The 23-year-old from Bolsover decided to turn her love for riding into a fundraising challenge after her mum Jeannette was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, aged just 54. She […]

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