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Posted on 03 Jul

‘Mr Pogo’ makes history after 10-hour bounce-off for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Extreme fundraiser Jack Sexty made history yet again yesterday (Thursday 2 July) after claiming the world record for the most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick. The gutsy 25 year old, from St Anne’s in Bristol, bounced non-stop for 10hrs 21mins. During that time he hopped a staggering 88,047 times, or just under two-and-a-half times […]

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Posted on 02 Jul

Global publishing staff brave fire and ice for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A team of employees from the Bingley office of Emerald Group Publishing, global publishers linking research and practice, faced icy plunges, ran through fire and braved electric shocks when they took on a 12k assault course to raise money for pioneering dementia research. Staff from Emerald took on the gruelling Total Warrior challenge in Leeds […]

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Posted on 02 Jul

AXA employees to tackle Three Peaks Challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A group of dedicated AXA employees will attempt to scale the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in just 24 hours next week to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The group, who are all members of the leadership team at AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary and based in the firm’s London, Glasgow […]

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Posted on 30 Jun

Bisley man prepares to tee-off on 24hr ‘golfathon’ for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Bisley fundraiser will play golf for 24 hours straight next month to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Mark Teagle will tee-off his day-long challenge at Woking’s Hoebridge Golf Club, where he is men’s captain, at midday on Friday 17 July. Mark decided to support Alzheimer’s Research UK through his ‘golfathon’ after ladies’ captain […]

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Posted on 30 Jun

Notts friends step in to leap 13,000 feet for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Lee Garratt and Alan Johnson from Nottingham took a giant leap of faith on Friday (26 June) when they completed tandem skydives at Langar Airfield, near Nottingham, to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Lee and Alan agreed to the jump after their friend Penny Brown asked them to stand in for her and her […]

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Posted on 24 Jun

Dorset octogenarian wing walks at 500ft for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Dorset octogenarian has raised thousands of pounds for pioneering dementia research by wing walking at 500 feet. Daredevil Pat O’Riordan, 81, from Ferndown, can usually be found enjoying a few rounds of golf at her local club, playing badminton or sitting down for a game of Bridge with fellow University of the Third Age […]

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Posted on 24 Jun

Sheffield 5k-a-day runner powers past 900k mark for dementia research

A Sheffield runner is gearing up to hit the halfway mark on a year-long challenge to run at least 5k every day for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Chris Wright, 46, has powered through more than 900k over the past six months without missing a single day. He was inspired to […]

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Posted on 19 Jun

Alzheimer’s Research UK is chosen charity for Charles Derby in Kent

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, is delighted to announce a one-year partnership with Charles Derby. The financial advisory business, which has offices in Gravesend and operates across the UK, aims to raise £50,000 for the research experts, which will be invested in groundbreaking dementia research, driving the next breakthrough. Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 16 Jun

Staffs garden open days to help Alzheimer’s Research UK funds bloom

A green-fingered couple from Staffordshire are inviting people to enjoy the picture-postcard splendour of their cottage garden this summer to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. For the 24th year running, Margaret and Peter Hargreaves, of Barton-under-Needwood, are holding a series of open days at Grafton Cottage as part of the National Gardens Scheme. In […]

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Posted on 16 Jun

Jumping Jack in most pogo bounces bid for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Extreme fundraiser Jack Sexty, from Bristol, is hoping to hop into the history books yet again by claiming the Guinness World Record for most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick. The 25 year old, who is already a multiple pogo record-holder, is jetting off to America to bounce it out against the current and former […]

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