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Sun, sea, a wedding… and a good cause

Olivia Souter

Many people dream of their wedding day from an early age. When the day eventually comes around, it’s easy to get caught up in wanting everything to be just right. I wanted my wedding day to be special for everyone involved, but I also wanted it to be more than that. That’s why I decided […]

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Why I ran for the Dementia Revolution

Jade Rolph

Being part of the team leading the Dementia Revolution from behind the scenes and simultaneously being a runner was an amazing experience. I gained new insights into the work of my colleagues in the sporting, brand and comms teams, and well as a new understanding of what it’s like to be a (very tired and […]

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If at first you don’t succeed: My Jurassic Coast Experience

Diane Hill

In 2016, Diane Hill was inspired to take on a 100km trek for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the chosen charity of her employer, AXA Insurance – but the challenge didn’t go as planned. Instead it sparked a two-year journey that saw her transform her fitness levels and last month, Diane successfully ran and walked 100km non-stop […]

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Walnuts And Wheelnuts: raising funds doing what we do best!

Davie McGirr

There is only one thing on my mind this morning –  the open road. To be fair when I say just one thing I’m actually thinking of a couple of other related things – guitars, sausages, bagpipes, vineyards, fiddles, idyllic hillsides and extraordinary breakfasts. It’s a month or so since The Walnuts came home from […]

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Walking the Welsh coastline for dementia research

Dyfrig James

As Master of the Worshipful Company of Paviors, I’m used to lots of questions about the organisation and my role within it. As you might guess from our name, we have a long history, having been founded in 1276 to govern the many companies that were responsible for building London’s roads. Today we are a […]

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I won’t let depression stop me Running Down Dementia

Andy Morris

Andy Morris is taking on the Running Down Dementia challenge for the third year, having already run more than 750km and raised more than £5,000 over the past two years. Here, during Mental Health Awareness Week and ahead of Dementia Action Week (21-27 May), he explains why he’s still motivated to clock up the kilometres […]

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Climbing the Volcan San Pedro for dementia research

Sally Rasmussen

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first ever overseas trek to Guatemala has come to an end after a gruelling but rewarding seven days. Our team spent our trip scaling five active volcanoes. To say it was tough feels like an understatement – I took 138,013 steps and climbed the equivalent of 957 flights of stairs. My legs […]

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