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Posted on 16 May

Lincoln man takes on trio of ‘challenges’ for dementia research

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, […]

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Posted on 16 May

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Rhyl Fundraising Group celebrates two-year anniversary

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 […]

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Posted on 16 May

Rotarians dementia group launches partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK

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 […]

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Posted on 02 May

‘Postman Pat van’ heads to Iran as team drive 10,000 miles across 20 countries and three deserts for charity

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, […]

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Posted on 02 May

Tonbridge man set to take on 4,000-mile cycle across Europe for charity

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 […]

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Posted on 27 Apr

Portsmouth man to take on three-part challenge for dementia research in memory of dad

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 […]

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Posted on 25 Apr

Dementia charities join forces for 2019 London Marathon campaign

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 […]

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Posted on 19 Apr

Bishop’s Stortford mum and son set to skydive for dementia research

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 […]

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Posted on 16 Apr

Runner set to earn 30th race medal on 30th birthday as she takes on London Marathon for dementia research in memory of mum

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 […]

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Posted on 13 Apr

Running Down Dementia challenge sets sights high for third year

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 […]

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