Christopher Bishop


Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity. As research experts, we specialise in funding world-class, pioneering research at leading universities to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. We believe science and innovation hold the key to defeating dementia and invest in the scientists learning more about the condition and its causes. Our findings improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia now and in the future. We forge partnerships with Government and other key organisations to make dementia research a national priority. We encourage everyone to join us in supporting research and achieving a world free from dementia.
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Thank you for visiting the donation page for team "Forget-Me-Not". Through Virgin Money Giving you can still make donations which will be quickly processed and passed to Alzheimer's Research UK.

We competed in this years Devizes to Westminster International Canoe race which was held over the Easter Weekend in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK and in the memory of Derek Bishop, who passed away in November 2014 after battling Dementia, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's for seven years.

The DW race starts in Devizes, Wiltshire and finishes just downstream of Westminster Bridge in central London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The race has been held annually over the Easter Weekend since 1948 and is 125 miles long with 77 portages. The first 52 miles are along the Kennet and Avon Canal to Reading, the next 55 miles are on the River Thames to Teddington. The final 17 mile section is on the tidal portion of the River Thames.

This race is a severe test of skill, physical and mental stamina and planning, with the unpredictable British weather adding a further challenge. This year we had to contend with Storm "Katie". After 18 hours of non-stop paddling through gusting 30mph winds and driving rain we finally retired at Hurley at 2:00am Easter Sunday morning.

All through my training sessions I listened to "Adventure of a Lifetime" by Cold Play. This was certainly an adventure and one that I will not forget.

To everyone who sponsored us, a big thank you, and to anyone who would like to donate to a very worthy UK Charity that is leading ground breaking research into Alzeimer's desease, please follow the instructions on our donation page.

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24.04.16 Well done Chris.

12.04.16 Well done Chris!!! :) xxx

07.04.16 Great effort Chris in horrendous weather. Ruth and Jamie

04.04.16 Well Done Chris for taking on such an amazing challenge.

31.03.16 Well done in making it as far as you did in those appauling weather conditions.

30.03.16 You did amazingly well to reach Hurley in that appauling weather, well done. I wish you the best of luck with the fund raising.

27.03.16 Well done great effort dad would be so proud

27.03.16 Belatedly good luck and congratulations on such a great effort. Leslie P

27.03.16 Well done to team Forget-Me-Not. Very proud of you. Neil Claire and Fern

26.03.16 Good luck guys!

26.03.16 Good luck Chris, we think what you are doing is amazing.

26.03.16 Good luck and well done!

26.03.16 Congratulations Chris! Great cause.


26.03.16 Chris, good luck with today

25.03.16 Good luck, and above all, enjoy it. You're doing a wonderful thing.

25.03.16 We are very proud of you and your Dad will be watching over you cheering you on. Good luck and keep safe. Love Monica and Family

25.03.16 good luck everyone...we will be thinking of you all.

24.03.16 Well done Chris and Alan for setting out on this epic challenge for such a worthy cause!

24.03.16 Best of luck Chris

24.03.16 Very Best for the weekend!

24.03.16 Good luck Chris, hope it all goes well!


23.03.16 Good Luck Chris!

23.03.16 Good luck Chris


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