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Hello! 

Jack, and I are walking from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower in 8 days, on the 27th June. We will be covering 240 miles in total, at 30 miles a day. We are doing this in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK, which is the central charity for the disease. 

Alzheimer's is often overlooked, despite it being one of the most distressing and dehibiliating diseases in our modern world. Personally,  I have seen my grandma over the past three years decline rapidly from an independent, intelligent woman to someone who needs 24 hour care to survive. The disease has robbed her of her memory, dignity and personality - subsequently I am gradually losing a best friend and gran. The great strain that my family has been under to care for my gran is obvious. My mum has been my gran's main carer for the past 5 years, and has seen a relationship where she was the one to seek maternal care, dissolve into one where she provides all the care.

My personal example is not a rare one, and Alzheimer's does not just affect the sufferer but it sets it roots across family and friends. Loved ones have to care for sufferers of the disease, and can only watch as the person they love slowly begins to lose all self: forgetting their name, forgetting who they are, forgetting how to live.

Jack and I are doing this walk because we are both accutely aware of the crippling effects Alzheimers has upon the mind and body. We want to fight this by doing something which forces us to push our mind and bodies into a place where we dont know if we can go. But we will.

Whatever money you give would be massively appreciated, and will only drive us on even more. It's a long fight against this disease, but with the money you give, you'll be giving Alzheimer's Research UK the ammunition to find the cure and help treat the sufferers - who, for some of us, in 50 or so years might be us. 

Raising money for

Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK

Charity Registration No. 1077089

Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity. As research experts, we fund world-class pioneering scientists to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. We encourage everyone to join us in supporting research and achieving a world free from dementia.

Donations 95

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Well done Andy! -I went to the same school as James, Lydia & Charlie & just read about your achievement in the Leicester Mercury. An amazing effort!!

Donation by Emily L Carter on 23/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Andy sterling work!! xxx

Donation by Georgie Schepens on 12/07/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Sorry I'm so late to the game! Wish could give more, you're both awesome for doing this!

Donation by Luke Reilly on 11/07/11

£5.00

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good luck to you both

Donation by garry and lynda adey on 11/07/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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congrats bummble such a good cause :) x

Donation by Elizabeth Harper on 10/07/11

£5.00

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Top effort Bewls. Hero x

Donation by Fergus Liggins on 07/07/11

£5.00

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Congrats Andy!! :) so glad you made it! xx

Donation by Charlotte Allen on 06/07/11

£5.00

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Well done Jack, hope it went well!

Donation by Debbie Charman on 06/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Hi we met at your first french campsite. Hope you got more food and drink at other campsites. Good luck to you both

Donation by Al with two legs & Barb on 04/07/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Great idea - best of luck to you both

Donation by Margaret Goode Goode on 04/07/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by @katenorthface :) on 30/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck guys!

Donation by Kishan Patel on 30/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY :)

Donation by Rachel Gillett on 28/06/11

£46.00

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A little more help to get you over the line. Proud of our lad. Mum and Dadx

Donation by GAVIN BEWLEY on 28/06/11

£300.00

+ £75.00 Gift Aid

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I hope you guys have a kick ass time!! What a great cause!!

Donation by Echo Summer on 27/06/11

£50.00

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Good luck both of you! I think you're amazing for doing this! xx

Donation by Fay Winfield on 26/06/11

£15.00

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Wishing you the best of luck on your journey of both cause and self discovery baby Bewley x

Donation by Lisa McMahon on 26/06/11

£20.00

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Good Luck Jack, a real road trip!!!

Donation by Tristan Lambeth on 25/06/11

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Charles Bailey on 24/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck guys! Let us know how you get on.

Donation by Tracy Wheeler on 24/06/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck :)

Donation by Anil Kapoor on 24/06/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Jackie!

Donation by Sue Lambeth on 24/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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BEST OF LUCK BOYS! It's an amazing thing you're doing, you lovely people :) Enjoy it! xxx

Donation by Taryn Taylor on 24/06/11

£15.00

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Very best wishes from the Old Wellingtonian Society Charitable Trust

Donation by Chris Potter on 24/06/11

£100.00

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A great cause. Good luck and hope your journey is blister free

Donation by Andrew King on 24/06/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,533.00
  • Offline donations£760.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£3,293.00
  • Gift Aid£423.60

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