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Good luck to all our TEAM ARUK runners

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah ReynoldsJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

It’s the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014 on Sunday. After months of training, a team of 64 fantastic Alzheimer’s Research UK runners (TEAM ARUK) will don their purple running vests with pride as they join over 37,500 people for the 26.2 mile race.  Last year our runners raised an incredible £113,500, enough to fund almost four […]

Does anyone know where I can find a purple wetsuit?

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah ReynoldsJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

One of the best things about my job is putting together Alzheimer’s Research UK’s newsletter think. I get to hear about all the amazing things our fundraisers are doing to defeat dementia – everything from throwing themselves out of planes to knitting scarves while running marathons. It’s seriously inspiring stuff. So, in a fit of […]

Duncan’s Day

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah ReynoldsJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

A charity collection in honour of Norwich City football legend Duncan Forbes, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, raised £6,500 to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Fans gave generously at the Carrow Road match, between Norwich City and Stoke City, on Saturday 8 March, to help the charity reach its goal of defeating […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah ReynoldsJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

Welcome to a year at Alzheimer’s Research UK: a year that saw us become the Charity Times’ Charity of the year; a year when we have again broken records for fundraising and research investment; and a year where our scientists have made critical new discoveries on the path to defeating dementia. Below are some of […]

Fantastic fundraisers

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah ReynoldsJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

We love to receive inspiring photos from our fantastic supporters as they raise funds to help us defeat dementia. So we’ve looked through our Facebook and Twitter accounts and selected a few of our favourites to share with you. Don’t forget, if you’d like to find out more about taking on your own fundraising challenge, […]

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Get volunteering: get cheering!

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah ReynoldsJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

Waking up early on a bright Sunday morning I was eager to attend my first big race. Not being a runner myself, the prospect of being part of a cheering squad from the safety of the side-lines is much more exciting (and a lot less exhausting). Well equipped with Alzheimer’s Research UK branded goodies, donning […]

Painting the town purple

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah ReynoldsJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

Here at Alzheimer’s Research UK we love the colour purple. It’s our primary colour, it’s eye-catching and some spiritualists believe that surrounding yourself in the colour purple brings peace of mind. So, what better reason to hold a purple party? Get your friends, family and colleagues to dress purple, eat purple and drink purple to […]

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All that glitters…

Lucy SquanceClaire PriestwoodHannah ReynoldsJess HiscocksLeah WatkinsRebecca FutrallZoe BaggotKenneth ForemanKelly Holliday

We recently received a rather unusual donation for Alzheimer’s Research UK – a selection of rings, all boxed, and a plastic bag full of odd bits of jewellery. These were donated by kind supporters (anonymously) and it was up to me to turn their donations into ‘research hours’. The small bits of jewellery included some […]

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Alzheimer’s Research UK – London Supporters Group

Kevin Zokay-West

Joining the newly formed Alzheimer’s Research UK London Supporters Group was an easy decision for me. It’s one that has helped me to ‘get out there’ and fundraise in other ways rather than continuously taking part in activities which meant asking for donations from family and friends. Whilst twittering one day I found myself in […]

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