Simon Phillips


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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Hi everyone,

I am going to be running in the 2016 London Marathon on the 24th April. I am raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK.

My family, like many across the country, has been affected by dementia. My father has Alzheimer’s disease. Memory loss is the commonest symptom but others include changes in behaviour, confusion and disorientation. It affects 44 million people worldwide and is now the UKs leading cause of death in women.

It's extremely difficult to watch someone special change and be powerless to stop it, both professionally and personally. My family have lived with the condition and care for my father to the best of our abilities. There is great support and expertise from local specialist clinics and units, national and local groups and from other families in the same situation. However, and this is the important part, there is no cure.

Alzheimer's Research UK needs our support to help patients and families in the future. This can only be achieved with dedicated research into the condition and trialling new drugs and treatments. In the meantime, we continue to support our loved ones through the challenges ahead.

I want to raise as much as I can but have pledged a minimum of £2,000. This will be my first London marathon and I am honoured to run for Alzheimer’s Research UK. 

Thank you all for your generosity to a very worthy charity.

Dr Simon Phillips

If you or someone you know would like more information about dementia, make an appointment to see your GP or visit the Alzheimers Research UK website at or telephone 0300 111 5333.

Recent donors

17.05.16 Well done - such a good cause

28.04.16 Well done

27.04.16 Pleased to give to this worthy cause


25.04.16 Sorry it's late! Well done mate!

24.04.16 Hope it all went well

24.04.16 Good Luck Simon


22.04.16 Good Luck.You can do it!

22.04.16 Good luck - have snow gear to hand throughout, weather forecast a bit bleak!

20.04.16 Good Luck Simon!


15.04.16 I ran the first London Marathon in 1981 and will be thinking of you. Enjoy the experience & raise lots of money!

11.04.16 Thank you for raising money for such a worthwhile cause! We'll be thinking of you on the 24th and wish you all the best!

08.04.16 In memory of my husband Ray. Good luck!

07.04.16 Good Luck. Hope you raise lots of money for a very worthy cause.

23.03.16 Good luck

22.03.16 A charity close to my heart.

18.03.16 Best wishes for a warm and successful day. We will be watching!

13.03.16 Good luck. A very good cause.


07.03.16 Good luck; a good cause

04.03.16 Good luck Simon. Enjoy the day!!

02.03.16 Good Luck to our G.P.

29.02.16 In memory of my brother Bill Vans Agnew


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Belinda Blackburn
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