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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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Posted on 01 Apr

Plea for Wharfedale volunteers to help power fight against dementia

Fundraisers in the Ilkley and Burley-in-Wharfedale area are being sought to form a new group to help support Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Volunteers with a range of skills are needed to help set up the group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness for the charity. Alzheimer’s Research […]

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Posted on 30 Mar

Bolton mum diagnosed with dementia at 59 passes away

Alzheimer’s Research UK has paid tribute to Valerie Pearse who lived in Harwood, Bolton, for most of her life. Valerie passed away on Saturday 21 March, aged 67, after an eight year struggle with frontotemporal dementia. Her two sons, Lee and Andrew, were by her side. Valerie was only 59 when she was diagnosed with […]

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Posted on 30 Mar

Northumberland mum in marathon effort for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Sarah Hunter from Morpeth will be put through her paces on 26 April when she runs the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time, to raise £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Running among a crowd of over 37,500 competitors, Sarah will pound the capital’s streets alongside fun runners, amateur athletes, elite sportsmen and women […]

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Posted on 27 Mar

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

Fundraiser Sarah Vause, from Wakefield, will run her first marathon next month when she takes part in the Virgin Money London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Sarah, 30, will be spurred on by thoughts of family members who died with Alzheimer’s disease as she takes on the 26.2-mile course – and she hopes to raise […]

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Posted on 26 Mar

Kirkby-born solicitor to run London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A Kirkby-born solicitor will run this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Kevin James signed up for the 26.2-mile race across the capital on 26 April in memory of his mother, Mary, who died with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002. The 55 year old hopes to raise at least £2,000 […]

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Posted on 26 Mar

Nottingham runner set to tackle London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A recruitment specialist from Nottingham will pull on his running shoes next month when he takes on his first Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. David Bass, who works for specialist recruitment firm PageGroup, is one of hundreds of staff from the company taking up a challenge in support of the […]

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Posted on 23 Mar

Northamptonshire fundraiser to take on North Pole Marathon to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A fundraiser from Northampton will be heading to the most remote part of the planet on Sunday 5 April to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK – the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Chris Petrie, 47, will be tackling the North Pole Marathon – a 26.2 mile race starting at the international North Pole Camp […]

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Posted on 23 Mar

Friends to walk from London to Paris for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Rory Sands, from Muswell Hill, and his best friend Josh Miller, both 29, are gearing up to walk from London to Paris to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK – the UK’s leading dementia research charity. Rory will be walking with thoughts of his late grandmother ‘Gwennie’ in mind who passed away with dementia in […]

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Posted on 17 Mar

Cardiff black-tie dinner to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

A black-tie dinner and dance will be held in the elegant surroundings of Cardiff’s Hilton Hotel on Friday 10 April to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. The formal fundraiser has been organised by city businessman Chris Case. The 28 year old hopes to raise at least £10,000 for pioneering dementia research in honour of […]

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