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Fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK

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Alzheimer's Research UK

We fund world-class scientific research to defeat dementia

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Hi all and here are the challenges followed by the why! A medal a month for a year - 10k to 100k (double ultra marathon) distances 

All money raised goes to Alzheimer's Research UK!!!!

Sept 24th Top GrUN Half Marathon Done ✔
Oct 30th River Thames Half Marathon Done ✔
Nov 12th Leighton Buzzard Dirt Half Marathon Done ✔
Dec 27th (Mum's B-Day) Barrow Marathon ✔
Jan 22nd St Albans 10 miler ✔
Feb Injured 😢
Mar 12th Silverstone Half Marathon injured 😢
April 9th Brighton Marathon injured 😢
May 29th London Vitality 10k ✔
Jun 24th & 25th Race to the King Double Marathon - sadly not fit enough!
July 15th Race to the Stones100K Double Ultra 😱 ✔ Just over 15 hrs..... Painful !!!!!!
Aug TBC

As some of you know Mum recently succumbed to the effects of Dementia. First hand it's the most horibble desiese you can imagine. To slowly lose your loved ones gradually and over a number of years knowing the inevitable will come is soul destroying for the whole family. For the sufferer the effects vary as the desiese destroys the conections in the brain. This leads to not only loss of memory but violence, confusion, basic functions like washing or going to the bathroom.

1 in 3 over 65's in the UK will die with some form of Dementia. The research into it is massively underfunded despite being the number one killer of women in the UK. Its responsible for three times more deaths than breast cancer and kills thousands more than stroke or heart attack.

Please if you can afford to, give a little to help find a cure. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my page.

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