Paula Cooper

Cooper's Marathons

Fundraising for Alzheimer's Society
raised of £4,000 target
Event: London Marathon 2023, on 23 April 2023
In memory of Margaret Nolan
Alzheimer's Society

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We provide help and hope to everyone living with dementia.


What do you do after having “the end-of-life conversation” as your mum’s tortuous Alzheimer’s journey mercifully finally draws to a close?”

You find yourself sitting in the  carehome carpark agreeing to run the 2023 London Marathon! 

You and your son scramble to complete the online forms, taking the last places on the Alzheimer’s Society’s fundraising team, minutes before the deadline closes. The Paris marathon is now the warm up!

Breathing again you realise you have to raise £4000 Yep Madness!

Sadly, mum passed away peacefully on Monday 27th March, and we celbrated her life on 26th April.  Sharing thoughts and memories of her did sustain us throughout our 26+miles. Paris was OK; London was wet and hard!  It was amazing, surreal, passing famous landmarks with thousands of charity runners and even more supporters. We finally, wonderfully met up in London after having differing starting routes and times  at mile 15. Then at mile 20 cramp set in after a dramatic carry to the side, we walked/ran the last few miles together to finish.  

Thank you for your support.

About the charity

Alzheimer's Society

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At Alzheimer’s Society we’re working towards a world where dementia no longer devastates lives. We do this by giving help to those living with dementia today, and providing hope for the future by campaigning to make dementia the priority it should be and funding groundbreaking research.

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+ £498.13 Gift Aid
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