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£3,793raised of £7,500 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,793 to Help raise funds for the Alzheimer's society and other charities on behalf of Lion's club of Fairlop

    Lea Valley Park, Windmill Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex. EN8 9AJ
    Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017

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    As you know, over the last few years I have been doing an annual charity walk to raise money for different charitable causes with my Lions Club of Fairlop. Last year our club raised in total £7,169.80

    This year I have committed to doing a 10km walk on 10th September 2017, whilst wearing my prosthetic leg. I hope with God's will and blessing that I will be able to complete this challenge once again and raise money for a great cause.

    The charity I have chosen to raise funds for this year is the Alzheimer's Society.

    Dementia is something that is on the rise, and numbers are only set to increase. There are 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK. Around 225,000 people will develop dementia this year - that's equivalent to one every three minutes. A common misconception is that dementia is a natural process of ageing, but it is not - there are over 40,000 people under the age of 65 that currently have dementia, with the youngest person diagnosed with dementia at 27 years old.

    Dementia isn't just about memory loss, it encompasses lots of different symptoms, including problems with language, orientation to time and space, perception, behavioural changes, cognition, and mobility. Things we take for granted, for example making a cup of tea, which has lots of different cognitive tasks (i.e. find the kitchen, remember where the tea bags are, what the kettle looks like, how to fill it, where the sugar is, which unit is the fridge etc.) can be difficult for someone living with dementia to do independently.

    The Alzheimer's Society work very closely with other dementia charities to raise awareness of dementia, but also to help people who live with dementia to LIVE WELL. They also contribute to research to hopefully find a cure for this awful disease which can destroy families, as the impact of living or supporting someone with dementia can be emotionally devastating.

    I have had great support from all of you in the past and am hopeful that you will again support me so that together we can make a successful contribution towards this very worthy cause.

    I thank you all in advance for your kind support.

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    • Iqbal Abdeali10 months ago
      Iqbal Abdeali

      Iqbal Abdeali

      10 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you all for your generous support. I have managed to achieve my target for this great cause. God bless you all.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/17/2017 4:27 PM

    Supporters

    58

    • Sandra Dean

      Sandra Dean

      Sep 17, 2017

      Well done!

      £10.00

    • Shiraz Shamshudin

      Shiraz Shamshudin

      Sep 17, 2017

      Great Cause!!

      £50.00

    • Lucy May Constantini

      Lucy May Constantini

      Sep 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jo Johnston

      Jo Johnston

      Sep 17, 2017

      Iqbal you are an inspiration, I hope you reach your fundraising target. Both my parents died with dementia, thank you for raising funds to help alleviate this devastating condition.

      £10.00

    • Kamran Mian

      Kamran Mian

      Sep 15, 2017

      Congratulations on a good deed.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 12, 2017

      Well done. It's a great cause.

    • Paul Robinson

      Paul Robinson

      Sep 12, 2017

      We hope everything went ok Iqbal. Please accept this donation on behalf of Metro Bank

      £100.00

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    Iqbal Abdeali

    Iqbal Abdeali

    Lea Valley Park, Windmill Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex. EN8 9AJ

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