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£105raised of £200 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £105 to help a dementia support group in Hinckley called Take A Break.

    Worksop Half Marathon, Clumber Park
    Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017

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    I'm running my half marathon on Sunday 29th October to help a dementia support group in Hinckley called Take A Break that helps local people.

    This is a day care group and provides a place for people who have early to mid stage dementia to 'be themselves' whilst giving their carer (generally their loved one) a few hours break from care. 

    The clients are able to join in activities such as baking, quizzes, crafts, dance, sing a longs, flower arranging etc and the group also organise trips, have animal therapists attend and a Christmas party. These activities are all aimed at giving the client a safe, pleasant environment where they can be themselves and provide some self worth. 

    There is also a café for carers and dementia clients so that carers get support as well as the clients. 

    I attended the group one morning to meet the staff and clients.  I was shocked to find that some clients are such a young age - some being only 60 years old and quite deteriorated. Dementia is a horrible disease - my dad has vascular dementia so it's something that's close to my heart.

    All the money I raise will go to running the group. 

    Charity number: 1134868

    Thank you for taking time to read this and any support you can give however small is very much appreciated.



    Melanie Parsons

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      • Jayne Sansome

        Jayne Sansome

        Oct 29, 2017

        Good luck with the run today Mel. You've worked very hard to get this far! Sending lots of love xx


      • Joanne Coates

        Joanne Coates

        Oct 24, 2017

        Good luck Mel, from the Coates


      • Lucy Sheldon

        Lucy Sheldon

        Oct 23, 2017

        For a good cause Mel 😘Well done you!!Enjoy your Run xxx


      • Rachael (Thu run group)

        Rachael (Thu run group)

        Oct 5, 2017

        Good luck, wishing you a speedy and injury-free run.


      • kev


        Oct 3, 2017

        Good Luck!...and a good cause. From a member of Action 4 Health Burbage.


      • Sophie Wrighton-Turner

        Sophie Wrighton-Turner

        Sep 29, 2017

        What a worthy cause Mel! Good luck!


      • Sue Summerill

        Sue Summerill

        Sep 25, 2017

        You'll bust it Mel xx


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      Melanie Parsons

      Melanie Parsons

      Worksop Half Marathon, Clumber Park

      I've been training for a personal goal of running a half marathon. It's a challenge as it's double the distance I've previously ran! I thought it would be lovely to raise some money for a local charity so I'm asking for sponsorship to help me over the finish line!

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