Haddenham

Walking for Alzheimer's

Home » News » Walking for Alzheimer's
Helens Story 01
Mary Miller 01
Paul Wright 01

On Saturday 3rd September, Haddenham residents Paul Wright and Mary Miller, along with Alan and Helen Lewis and their friend Richard Cartwright, are going to undertake a marathon walk.

Their aim is to raise money for dementia research by taking part in an event organised by the Alzheimer's Society in Salisbury.

Alan and Helen Lewis support the charity because they lost Alan's mum to vascular dementia in May 2015. They and Richard Cartwright did the marathon walk last year and will be joined this year by Paul Wright and Mary Miller who both recently lost a parent to this disease.

The Alzheimer's Society believes passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.

Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.

The monies raised will be used to fund more research into this disease. You can support the group by sponsoring them through their just giving pages or in person by contacting them directly.

Read Helen's story here

Read Mary's story here

Read Paul's story here

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 16 May 1:37pm

Haddenham St Mary's CE school are going to be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a special week at school next week (23rd-26th May). The week is going to culminate in a 1950's Tea Party on the Thursday afternoon where children will celebrate with their parents. We would love to invite anyone local who has a vintage car to bring their car along on the afternoon of the...

James Orford
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 16 May 11:15am

On Thursday 5th May, after a two year hiatus, an "Aperitif Recital" was held at St Marys Church.The recital was given by James Orford, organist at Eton College, assistant director of music at St Pauls' Church Knightsbridge and former organist at Westminster Cathedral.He delighted the audience with music by Duruflé, Vivaldi and others. James delivered a fantastic performance...

Haddenham Gates 2022 Race Start
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 13 May 5:30pm

Haddenham's first 10K road and fieldpath race took place on Sunday 8th May, organised by the PTAs of the three village schools to raise funds for their respective schools.A very well organised event had its start and finish at Haddenham Community Junior School, with a group warm-up hosted by folks from Fitlife gym.Despite the additonal challenges faced by runners in negoitiating styles...