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£3,475raised of £1,000 target by 125 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,475 to support Romsey Dementia Action Group (ROMDAG) and/or Alzheimer's Research UK by completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

    Funded on Friday, 10th August 2018

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    Story

    Like many families we have been affected by dementia. My dad, Rod Walker, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's several years ago. He was always a very active, capable man, with a great sense of humour and the enviable ability to make friends everywhere he went. To see this man slowly fading away before us has been extremely upsetting and I felt compelled to do something that could benefit him whilst he was still able to enjoy it.

    That is why, first and foremost, I wanted to raise awareness of Romsey Dementia Action Group (ROMDAG), who support anyone living with dementia in the local community, including their families. They work hard to raise awareness of dementia and support local businesses and services to become dementia friendly. They have also created and promote many activity groups for people with dementia across the local area (exercise classes, memory walks, arts & crafts workshops etc).

    My Mum suggested ROMDAG, as any money raised would directly benefit my Dad and other local families affected by dementia. Dad is now 73 yrs old and has - along with my Mum - been living with the slowly worsening effects of dementia for over 10 years. Thankfully they have a fantastic network of friends, who have supported them over the years, both socially & practically. However, not everyone can rely on such support and this is why ROMDAG is such an essential resource to the community.

    To help raise money for ROMDAG & Alzheimer’s Research UK, myself and some close friends will be taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge on the 30th June 2018. A 24 mile hike, incorporating the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, to be completed within 12 hours. This should be a challenging event for us all and something that my Dad would have loved to do himself, so hopefully the orienteering skills he taught us all those years ago as our Cub Scout leader haven’t completely deserted us!

    Any donation would be gratefully received, not just by us, but by the charities & the families they support

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    • Ben Walker2 months ago
      Ben Walker

      Ben Walker

      2 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Cracked it!!

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    • Ben Walker2 months ago
      Ben Walker

      Ben Walker

      2 months ago

      Well, we did it! It was a stunning day up in Yorkshire and despite the gruelling terrain, heat & old legs, we had an amazing experience. Thank you so much to all our supporters, we've been overwhelmed by your generosity in helping us raise an astonishing amount of money for ROMDAG and Alzheimer's Research UK. Finally, thanks to my team. It was fantastic to be out in the hills with you again, but this time giving back something to a man who has shaped all our lives. Big up Baggy, this was for you!!

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    • Ben Walker2 months ago
      Ben Walker

      Ben Walker

      2 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Say no more! Overwhelmed by everyone's generosity. Still plenty of time to double the money though, so keep it coming.....

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    4 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/30/2018 8:38 AM

    Supporters

    125

    • Nigel Hind

      Nigel Hind

      Jul 30, 2018

      Well done for a great cause

      £50.00

    • Richard and Emma Wade

      Richard and Emma Wade

      Jul 19, 2018

      £30.00

    • Matt Stear

      Matt Stear

      Jul 19, 2018

      Well done all!

      £10.00

    • Rosanne Eskell

      Rosanne Eskell

      Jul 15, 2018

      I’ve just spent this weekend in Lockerley with Liz and Andy and heard all about the trip. Congratulations to you all !

      £20.00

    • Ben Johnson

      Ben Johnson

      Jul 8, 2018

      A great cause for a great bloke ! Your Dad has had an positive influence on so many young people, me included. All the best !

    • Florence Lacroix

      Florence Lacroix

      Jul 8, 2018

      Well done Walkers!!! We are very proud of you! Very worthy cause too xxx

      £20.00

    • Paul Killick

      Paul Killick

      Jul 6, 2018

      Great stuff Ben & Tom, hope it kept fine and wasn't too hot. Did you carry any stones this time?

      £20.00

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    Ben Walker

    Ben Walker

    I count myself extremely lucky to have been the son of Rodders for 41 years and counting. It is hard to put into words the love & respect I have for my Dad, but if you've ever met him, then you know him as I do and you probably consider yourself very lucky too!

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