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Jade Rolph

Merlin and Jade's half marathon madness

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In a moment of madness back in October we signed up for the Cambridge half marathon, despite having never run more than 10k. It's proving harder than we expected to drag ourselves out to train through bad weather, darkness and winter bugs. We decided that if we are going to suffer then something good should come from it![/p][p]Jade's mum has advanced Alzheimer's disease; you can read about how it has affected her family [url=http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/earlyonset-alzheimers-the-mum-i-know-has-gone-9398900.html]here[/url]. It's a devistating and terminal condition which is currently robbing 830,000 people in the UK of their cognitive and bodily functions one by one. Familes see their loved ones become a shell before their eyes.[/p][p]We are fundraising for [url=http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/]Alzheimer's Research UK[/url], Europe's leading dementia research charity. They fund pioneering research to find preventions, treatments and ultimately a cure for dementia. They have made huge strides towards this goal in the past twenty years and with our help the cure will be found sooner. [/p][p]Just £20 pays for one hour of ground-breaking research. Just think of it as health insurance, as we're the generation who are going to need that cure in thirty year's time![/p][p]It's Merlin's first time asking for sponsorship so please dig deep and support him. It's Jade's 30th birthday in February and she's asking people to donate to this page instead of buying gifts. We will also be ebaying some of our unwanted stuff to raise a few more pounds. Please give whatever you can spare.[/p][p]We've been taking photos of us training in the cold so you can see us suffering, but keep checking back as we will continue to update this page.[/p][p]Thanks,[/p][p]Merlin and Jade[/p]

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Supporters

Mar 11, 2015

Anonymous

Well done both - a fantastic achievement!

£15.00

Mar 9, 2015

Jess and Annie

Awsome!!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 9, 2015

Mr & Mrs Hones

Mar 7, 2015

Caren

Hi Jade and Merlin. A little more encouragement for tomorrows madness. GOOD LUCK GUYS!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2015

Alicia Gailliez

Best of luck to you both! Enjoy the challenge!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2015

Anonymous

When you're going through hell - keep going. Good luck to you both

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2015

Anonymous

Good luck with the run

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 6, 2015

Anonymous

My Mum has Alzheimers/dementia - it is probably the way I will go. Enjoy the run!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 6, 2015

Ian

Good luck to both of you! Merlin, you should be a professional fundraiser....

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 6, 2015

Janet (Cambridge Manor Care Home)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid