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Olly Walks The Ridgeway: June 2018

I am backpacking the full 87 mile Ridgeway path. for BRACE - Alzheimer's Research because I have seen the effects of dementia in my family.

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BRACE - Alzheimer's Research

We fund scientific research to help beat dementia

Charity Registration No. 297965

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BRACE exists to defeat dementia.Our aims are to help:Provide the means by which medical science comes to understand what causes dementia in its various forms.Achieve earlier diagnosis of dementia, thereby giving new treatments and knowledge of prevention more time to make a difference.Find new and more powerful treatments.Our area of benefit is the whole human race – anyone, anywhere who might one day develop dementia.

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Although I do love walking, I have never attempted anything quite like this. Carrying everything on my back, sleeping in a tent each night and leaving the comforts of home for five whole days... I thought I would try to raise some money in the process and came across the local charity, BRACE, having witnessed dementia within my own family.

I'll set off (using public transport - something I despise) on Saturday the 9th of June, aiming to complete the long-distance walk by Thursday the 14th of June at the latest.

Any small donation would be appreciated and goes directly to the charity via JustGiving.

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