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Closed 15/10/2018

raised of £1,000 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,015 to Friends of Young Onset Dementia Pembrokeshire

    Funded on Monday, 15th October 2018

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    My wonderful husband Jon was diagnosed with frontal temporal lobe dementia in 2015 at the age of 49yrs. The last three years have thrown up more challenges than we could ever have imagined, but despite this as a family we have stayed strong and focused on all the positives and made the absolute most of life and living. While Jon continues to face his day to day challenges the support of the young onset dementia group has been invaluable to us both. With this in mind I, along with our son-in-law Stephen, my brother & sister Ant & Liz and our nephew and niece-in-law Adrian and Sue have signed up to run the Cardiff half marathon in October in aid of Friends of Young Onset Dementia Pembrokeshire. This is going to be quite a challenge for some of us, but nothing compared to what Jon has to go through on a daily basis!

    “People with young onset dementia have very different needs to older people with this condition e.g they are often still physically fit and able, have different interests etc and the aim of Friends of Young Onset Dementia Pembrokeshire is to support them to remain as active as possible for as long as possible. They should not have to use the same services as for instance a patient who are in their 80's or 90's just because they are suffering with the same condition.

    Dementia is a cruel illness and for younger people who are just about to embark upon retirement after many years in work this is even more so the case. The group was established to give people with young onset dementia the opportunity to meet with others who are experiencing similar issues and the money raised just means that a variety of activities can be carried out ranging from going walking, visiting the theatre or going on a boat trip. Money can be an issue for this client group as they may have had to give up work, still have dependents etc. In addition having 'a fund' means that even when a visit is made to a café it is far easier to order and pay as one group rather than individuals, who may be experiencing problems with using money, paying for themselves.”

    Thank you all in advance 😘🏃🏻‍♀️👏 xx



    • Jane Smith2 years ago
      Jane Smith

      Jane Smith

      2 years ago

      As you can see from the photo below, we all completed the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday and Jon was at the finish line to greet us! We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from each and everyone of you towards our fundraising goal and send you all our heartfelt thanks. Our JustGiving page closes on 15th October and once the funds are made available we will pass the monies on to Pembrokeshire YOD. Thanks again, Jane, Liz, Ant, Stephen, Adrian & Sue xxxxxx

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    • Bethan Lewis

      Bethan Lewis

      Oct 15, 2018

      Well Done Jane, Liz and Family on your fantastic achievement in completing the Cardiff marathon for such a worthy cause. You are an inspiration.Michael & Bethan, Scollock


    • Mair Sladden

      Mair Sladden

      Oct 14, 2018


    • Kenna


      Oct 14, 2018

      I think you are remarkable Jane & hope that you & Jon continue to share many more positive memories. Money donated at my request for Young Dementia on the occasion of my retirement instead of gifts.


    • Sarah Shaw

      Sarah Shaw

      Oct 14, 2018

      Well done Jane x


    • Sian Davies

      Sian Davies

      Oct 14, 2018

      Its a disease that could happen to anyone .my mam suffered in later life and it was so hard to see someone you love change in personality ..the old self shell there but the light gradually dimming .


    • Ann Evans

      Ann Evans

      Oct 9, 2018

      Lovely meeting you in couch to 5k, best wishes x


    • Karen and the team at Taylor Howes

      Karen and the team at Taylor Howes

      Oct 8, 2018

      Well done to you all! x


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