In 2008 our Grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s… and over the last 8 years her decline has meant she now struggles with any form of basic movement or communication. Like thousands of other people across the UK who have family or friends effected by Alzheimer’s – to see someone with so much energy and character go through such a decline is heart-breaking to watch and the way it effects the lives of people around her can be as destroying.
Unfortunately, we're probably too late to help Grandma but what we can do is make sure we do all we can to stop the next generation having to be effected by this horrible disease, and this is exactly why we’re raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society….
The only way to cure dementia is through research and the Alzheimer’s Society are dedicated to defeating dementia through doing just that. They provide funding for research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of
dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, to improve treatment for people today, and search for a cure for tomorrow.
This year we have set ourselves the challenge of raising £5000 for The Alzheimer’s Society. To do so we’re taking part in a number of physical challenges across the UK to form part of our 2017 HELPTATHLON!
The HELPTATHLON includes:
- Climbing to the summit of Mt Snowdon
- Taking part in this year’s Tough Mudder
- Trekking to the peak of Scarfell Pike
- Completing the 2017 Prudential Ride London 100 mile
- Climb to the peak of Ben Nevis
- London to Brighton 56 mile cycle
We won’t be doing these challenges alone and throughout the year we’ll be joined by a number of different family members and friends who have kindly agreed (some with more convincing than others) to join us on our mission!
We know its ambitious however we’ve set ourselves the target of raising
£5000 in 2017 for Alzheimer’s Society! So please if you’ve been affected by Alzheimer’s or know someone who been effected by this horrible disease – please please donate, your money will be going to an
awesome cause that could help save the next generation!
For more information about the HELPTATHLON visit: