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Posted on 16 Jun

Union J star JJ Hamblett to open Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Defeat Dementia Walk

Former jockey turned boyband star JJ Hamblett will officially open Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Defeat Dementia Walk on Sunday 12 July at Linton Village College. The 27-year-old Union J singer, who grew up in Newmarket, is calling for people in Cambridgeshire and beyond to sign up for the charity’s annual, flagship fundraising event to help raise […]

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Posted on 15 Jun

Foresters Friendly Society kicks off fundraising drive for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK and Foresters Friendly Society have launched a new charity partnership that will see the Society take on a host of fundraising activities and challenges to raise money for pioneering dementia research. Members and staff from the financial services provider, which has its headquarters in Southampton, hope to raise thousands for the UK’s […]

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Posted on 09 Jun

Notts fundraiser nears completion of fourth year-long fundraising challenge for dementia charity

Gordon Hobbs, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, is about to complete his fourth year-long fundraising challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The dedicated fundraiser, who signed up for his first Target Twelve Hundred challenge shortly after his wife, Dinah, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, has now raised over £5,000 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The […]

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Posted on 08 Jun

Sheffield fundraiser to bike the height of Everest for dementia research

Sheffield fundraiser Nick Gowan will take part in a gruelling vertical challenge when he cycles the height of Mount Everest this summer for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Nick, who is organising the challenge in the French Alps on July 22, was spurred on to raise money for dementia research after his father, Ken, was diagnosed with […]

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Posted on 03 Jun

Ormskirk fundraiser organises 3-hour yoga event for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Yoga teacher Keri Lincoln from Ormskirk will be holding Yogathon4Alzheimer’s on Sunday 28 June to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The event, which will be held at The Camp and Furnace in Liverpool from 2pm – 5.30pm, includes three one-hour yoga sessions and takes place a week after the official London launch of Yogathon4Alzheimer’s. […]

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Posted on 01 Jun

Seth Rogen, James Nesbitt, Arlene Phillips and late Sir Terry Pratchett speak out in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first television campaign

Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched its first major awareness raising campaign today (Monday 1 June) to highlight the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and the urgent need for greater investment in dementia research. For the first time in its 21-year history, the UK’s leading dementia research charity has delivered a national advertising campaign to […]

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Posted on 01 Jun

New Chief Executive for Alzheimer’s Research UK as charity launches first national advertising campaign

Alzheimer’s Research UK, under the new leadership of Hilary Evans, is launching its first TV and cinema advertising campaign to promote the power of research to tackle dementia. There are over 850,000 people in the UK now living with dementia and the number is expected to rise to two million by 2050 unless an effective […]

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Posted on 27 May

Epic walk from St Andrews to Rome brings results for dementia research

Peter Skelly, 47, from Blantyre, is back home after walking over 1,800 miles (3,000 kilometres) from St Andrews to Rome, and raising over £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Peter set off last October and after 200 days on the road and many cold nights under canvas, he reached his […]

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Posted on 21 May

Cleveland cyclist to pedal from Land’s End to John O’Groats for dementia research

Fundraiser Sean McGregor, from Yarm near Stockton-on-Tees, is gearing up to cycle over 1,000 miles when he takes on the challenge of riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sean, 20, and four of his friends will tackle the exhausting journey next month (June), spurred on by thoughts of his grandmother […]

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Posted on 18 May

London’s Bush Hall is venue for yogathon event for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Writer Ingrid Stone is preparing to launch Yogathon4Alzheimer’s on International Yoga Day on Sunday 21 June to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Ingrid is organising the event in honour of her mother, the novelist Valerie Blumenthal, who was diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) in 2013, in her early sixties. Ingrid, who lives in […]

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