London Marathon for Dementia UK
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.
When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.
Admiral Nurses are continually trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK. Families that have their support have someone truly expert and caring by their side - helping them to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
We believe that everyone who needs the support of a specialist dementia nurse should get one, and we’re working hard to increase the number of Admiral Nurses across the UK. To donate to us, please visit www.dementiauk.org/donate. We receive no government funding and are entirely reliant on donations, including from people who leave us gifts in their Wills.
Dementia UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1039404) and Scotland (SC047429)
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach Dementia UK.
Dementia UK provides support for families and carers through their Admiral Nurses and other services. Chris' mum, Barbara, was helped by them when she cared for his dad, and has been a patron for many years.Sadly she is now afflicted by the very disease she has worked so hard to combat. We wish that Admiral Nurses were available in Cambridgeshire to help us support her, but unfortunately they're not yet country-wide.We hope your donation will help them extend the service to everyone who needs it.Thank you!
Why I hear you all say am I swimming the length of lake Windermere in just my cozzie, goggles and a cap? To make a difference. I like so many others am living with a family member with Dementia. I want to assist my Dad and everyone else effected to be able to live well with Dementia. I want to enable people to see beyond Dementia . The only way I can see this happening is by raising awareness, removing stigma and providing the much needed support. So I am swimming
time to do this. My close friend Paul is my wing man and will be kayaking the whole way with me. So its very much a team effort and a double challenge . He will be kayaking as slow as possible I will be trying to swim as fast as I can. Also its up to him to make sure is don't swim more that 11miles. Please join us in the Dementia Revolution
This time last year, my wonderful colleagues and I set about trying to walk 2,000,000 steps
achieve three things.
Firstly, to keep active during the summer break.
Secondly, to raise money for the Macmillan coffee morning we have at work in September (entry money for our step challenge was put towards this).
Thirdly, to try and get sponsorship with moneys raised going to Dementia
We achieved these three goals – and walked over 13,000,000 steps between us.
This year, we are back. The three goals are there again. We are hoping to beat last year's record and again collect money for our
chosen charities. If you can help, please, please do so.
So after being inspired by one of best podcasts out there 'The Joe Rogan Experience' who have done Sober October the last few years as well as a fitness challenge. I decided it was time to get back in the sober game for a cause that is very personal to me.
Starting today (Monday 24th June) and finishing on Thursday 25th July*, here are the rules that i have put in place for myself:
No alcoholNo caffeineGym everyday
I won't be collecting donations for Movember this year so please donate whatever you can to see me take the sober (and boring) game by storm!
*Before deciding to go do this mad thing i had already had two nights booked which i will still be drinking for. To make up for this i will be putting in £30 myself to buy 2 'golden tickets' like you can for Sober October.
This year I have decided to join my Dad on a ride and event that he has been involved with for several years and raised a lot of money for Dementia UK in the process.
Dementia is something that has effected our family on numerous occasions and I have seen first hand not only the effect it has on the sufferer but also on those who try and help their loved ones, even when they have long forgotten who they are. There is some more info about Dementia Uk on their website www.dementiauk.org/.
Myself, Dad and the other riders have already paid for their return ferry trips to Caen, accommodation, meals, cycling gear and support vehicles to carry the luggage. That means every penny of your sponsorship will help DementiaUK.The Route & ItineraryDay 1: Caen to Evreux 89 miles 5,000 ft climbDay 2: Evreux to Chartres 65 miles 2,100 ft climbDay 3: Chartres to Lisieux 85 miles 2,500 ft climbDay 4: Lisieux to Bayeux 67 miles 2,600 ft climbDay 5: Bayeux to Cherbourg 67 miles 2,600 ft climbDay 6: Return Brittany Ferry crossing to PortsmouthFor more details of the ride, click here.https://haylingcycleride.org.uk/the-ride
Thanks for any donations that you are able to make.
My Grandad, Alf Wood, was a professional footballer starting his career at Manchester City FC. Then moving around many clubs, Millwall, Walsall, Shrewsbury, Hull, Middlesbrough and Stafford Rangers.
Following his football career, Grandad set up his own business and spent lots of time at the golf club and in the garden. Two of his biggest loves after his family and football! After being diagnosed with dementia 11 years ago, Grandad stayed at home with my Grandma looking after him full time with lots of help off those close to him. Sadly six years ago he needed specialist care and to be in an environment which could cater effectively for the needs of his dementia. He moved into a specialist dementia care home in Worcester.
I am hoping to raise some money, no matter how big or small to provide some help to those people who have been, are or could be in a similar position to what our family is going through. Dementia is an awful disease - to watch a loved one suffer, knowing there is nothing you can do to make it go away. The current statistics show that the equivalent of one person every three minutes develops dementia.
As with everything money is needed to provide care and arguably more important research with the hope that we can live in a world without dementia.
So, I'm not a runner... but I've watched Mark do a few 10k's and half marathon's now. I thought as I keep pestering him to do his runs for charity, I might try and take some of my own advice and do a run for charity myself!I've done a few parkrun's before, so thought it was more of a challenge to do a 10k run to push myself even more, and give me something to properly train for.
No matter how small please donate something to help fight this battle that so many people are going through.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all your support.
PS. 100% of donations go straight to Dementia UK, even better!
In the previous 3 years I have raised over £15,000 for Dementia UK, and I would like to make this a total of £20,000 by the end of this year by raising a further £5,000.I will be cycling from Hayling Island to France, passing through a scenic extravaganza of Evreux, Chartres, Lisieux and Bayeux, achieving almost 15,000 feet and a total of 375 miles.
Joe my father-in-law, a larger than life human with a personality & heart to match was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in 2009. Since then, we as a family have been coping & caring for Joe as his Dementia journey progressed. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster of a ride for all of us, including Joe with many, laughs, tears & frustrations along the way. Accepting help as needed it’s been sad to see our loveable dad slowly disappear. That lovely character & strength of a man fade away 😪i was already trekking up the mountain in June but i’ve decided to raise some dosh along the way for Dementia UK & to hopefully provide more Admiral Nurses in the Uk. They are an invaluable source of support for both families & the person affected by this cruel disease. It’s time to do my bit, to give something back 😬 Hopefully you bunch of humans will help me along the way by sparing a few quid.In much appreciation Liz ❤️
Together with my nephew Mike McCarthy we have decided to each run the Cahir half marathon this year - to mark what would have been the the 100th birthday of Mary(Molly) Devine our Mum and Gran respectively.
Molly came to England many years ago from what she always regarded as her hometown, that of Cahir in county Tipperary in Eire.
So what better way for us to honour her memory than by running her hometown's half marathon and at the same time try and raise some much needed funds for Dementia UK. Who help others that suffer from dementia and their family and friends, as this was the cruel condition that blighted Molly's quality of life towards the end of her days.
As we all know Tipperary is a long way - but trust me a half marathon can seem even longer. So if you can spare any amount to help fund this worthy cause then that would be truly appreciated.
Just to give some idea of the difference any donation might make - just £27 can pay for a specialist nurse for an hour and that can provide life changing support for families facing Dementia.
So thanks for taking the time to read this and any donation. small or big you feel able to make will go a long way for Dementia UK and help families through very difficult times.
Gerry & Mike
As some of you may know we lost our Nana Barbara last October, she was sadly diagnosed with Vascular Dementia before she passed away. As a family we got together and decided to care for her ourselves but we know some people don't have this option.Me, my sister Emma and our brother Andrew have decided to do a charity skydive in memory of our wonderful nana for Dementia UK to raise money and awareness for people who don't understand the impact Dementia can have on a family.Dementia UK provides specialist support for families. Admiral nurses work alongside them, giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need.Just £27 could pay for a Admiral nurse for an hour, offering life changing support for families facing Dementia.Any donations small or big will go a long way for Dementia UK and help families through what can be a very difficult time.Thank youSophie, Emma and Andrew x
At the very heart of Dementia UK are ‘Admiral Nurses.’ They work with people and families affected by all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
To celebrate my 80th birthday I am going wing-walking to raise urgently needed donations for Dementia UK. Please join me in this celebration by kindly donating what you can afford to this wonderful cause.
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