Ned Spencer

Ned's Run for Dementia page

Fundraising for Dementia UK
raised of £2,500 target
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Event: Adidas Manchester Marathon 2023, on 16 April 2023
In memory of Lucy Billington
Dementia UK

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We provide specialist nurses to support families affected by dementia


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UPDATE April 16th

Well - I did it!

I finished in 5 hours 23 minutes

It was a great day and the spectators liked the wig!

With your help my fundraising is now at £4,964 (including Gift Aid)

I wonder if we could get this up to £5,000???

UPDATE April 10th

Less than a week to go!!  Easy weekend - saving my strength for next Sunday. Gave me a chance to do a dress rehearsal - what do you think?

Here is a link to a video from Dementia UK

Please have a look to see what a great job Dementia UK do

What is an Admiral Nurse? - YouTube

My fundraising is now at £3,600 - thank you to all who have supported me. I still have this week to get to the new £4,000 target. Please do think about whether you can spare a few pounds. Thank you.

UPDATE April 2nd

Last long training run today - 22.5  miles!!!!!!!!

Can't move now so feet up / cider / football

Just 2 weeks to go - can't wait

A bit fed up with getting up in the middle of the night to eat porridge!!

Dementia is a horrible disease

Please give generously to help patients and their families

We're over £3,500 - let's get to £4,000

UPDATE March 26th

Did my long run last Thursday so a nice easy weekend in Malton

Just three weeks to go to the marathon 😳

Got my number and start time - exciting!!😃

UPDATE - March 19th

“Every three minutes in the UK, someone develops dementia – and all too often, families struggle to know where to turn and are left feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and alone. Because if you love someone living with dementia, you’re living with it too.” 

With your help my fundraising is doing really well - we're over £3,000 now!  Thank you!! With 4 weeks to go to marathon day - I still think we can get to £4,000.

Another 20 mile training run this morning - going quite slow at the end. Not sure if I'll be running the last 6 miles on the day - might have to hop instead!!

UPDATE - March 12th

Well done everybody! We've just reached 100% of target!!

Does this mean I can stop training and not do the run?

Of course not, so hopefully we can continue fundraising too

Let's set a new target ===   Can we get to £4,000???

UPDATE - March 5th.

Did you know - in the time it will take me to run the Manchester marathon, over 100 people will be diagnosed with Dementia??

I did a 20 mile training run today - a popular view is that 20 miles is about half way on a marathon!!

I am over half way on sponsorship. If you have already sponsored me - Thank You!         I still need a bit more help - please!

By 2025, it’s estimated that over one million people in the UK will have a diagnosis of dementia – and almost all of us will know someone living with the condition.

Dementia UK – the specialist dementia nurse charity, provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia. 

Sadly, Dementia UK receive no government funding - it is up to us to give them the much needed funds they require to provide their service.

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About the charity

Dementia UK

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Dementia UK is the specialist dementia nurse charity. Our nurses, called Admiral Nurses – who we continually support and develop – provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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