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Posted on 15 Apr

Susie to tackle three marathons in four days for Alzheimer’s Research UK

East Sussex fundraiser Susie Hewer will run three marathons in four days later this month as part of a year-long fundraising challenge celebrating a decade of support for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The 57 year old, from Ewhurst Green, will start with two marathons back-to-back in Kent. Susie will run the St George’s Day Marathon in […]

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Posted on 14 Apr

Alzheimer’s Research UK and AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary launch £250k partnership

Alzheimer’s Research UK has teamed up with leading insurance firm AXA in the fight against dementia. The charity is today (Tuesday 14 April) unveiled as the new charity partner of AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary – the company’s commercial and personal insurance arm. Running for three years, the partnership aims to raise £250,000 for […]

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Posted on 14 Apr

Grandfather’s memory sparks Tooting fundraiser’s run for dementia research

A fundraiser from Tooting will travel to Budapest this week where she’ll take on her first ever half-marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Ashley Wallace, who works for specialist recruitment firm PageGroup, is one of hundreds of staff from the company taking on a challenge in support of the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Ashley was […]

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Posted on 13 Apr

Alzheimer’s Research UK urges fundraisers to take on the Defeat Dementia Walk

Alzheimer’s Research UK, based in Great Abington, is calling for people across Cambridgeshire and beyond to sign up for the charity’s Defeat Dementia Walk to boost funds for pioneering dementia research. Previously known as Big Walk, the annual event, which takes place on Sunday 12 July in Linton, is now in its fifth year. The […]

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Posted on 10 Apr

Eira leaves a gift of hope to help defeat dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK has received a gift of £10,000 from the late Eira Hignell who lived in Gloucester for most of her life, in Rivermead Close, Sandhurst Lane. Eira died in June 2013, aged 85, following a stroke. She left the gift in her Will to the UK’s leading dementia research charity in memory of […]

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Posted on 02 Apr

Herts fundraiser to run London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Simon Clover, from Hemel Hempstead, will tackle this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April in honour of his dad, Ken, to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The supply analyst at Sainsbury’s signed up for the 26.2-mile challenge after his dad, Ken, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2013, at just 63. […]

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Posted on 02 Apr

Determined son to take on London Marathon in memory of mum

Fitness enthusiast Pete Moody will cross the capital on Sunday 26 April when he takes part in the Virgin Money London Marathon in memory of his mum, Elaine, to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Pete, from New Balderton, was inspired to take up running by his mum who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at […]

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Posted on 02 Apr

Dedicated fundraiser to take on London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A travel agent from Hitchin will tackle this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon in honour of her nan, Carol, to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Melissa Grantham’s 26.2-mile challenge will bring to a close her year of fundraising for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, and she is well on the way to reaching […]

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Posted on 02 Apr

Edinburgh physiotherapist to run London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Fitness enthusiast Evonne Sutherland will take on the iconic London Marathon on Sunday 26 April to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The physiotherapist from Cramond is taking part in the gruelling 26.2-mile challenge in memory of her grandma, Anne, and uncle, Robbie, who both passed away with dementia. The 36 year old hopes to […]

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Posted on 02 Apr

Husband and wife from Milton in marathon effort for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Chris and Terrie Drummond from Milton will pound the streets of London to boost funds for Great Abington-based charity Alzheimer’s Research UK when they take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April. The couple are raising funds for the UK’s leading dementia research charity in memory of Chris’ mum Dot who […]

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