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Kieron Eales

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

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My story

[p]Hi Everyone,[/p][p]As some of you may know, I am running the London Marathon on the 28th April 2019 for my Grandad George, who had Vascular Dementia & unfortunately passed away back in 2015. [/p][p]My Grandad George had Dementia for around 4 years & in his later years he was put in a home, where he was cared for by specialist dementia nurses that Dementia UK provide. The nurses do an amazing job (which isn't easy at all) so running for the Dementia UK charity on behalf of the nurses is a pleasure, as I know running 26.2 miles is nothing compared to what they do.[/p][p]From my personal experience of dementia, it was unreal. Seeing my Grandad one minute being the grandad I've known and grown up with all my life, to someone who didn't recognise or even know who I was anymore, was something I had never experienced before. If you were to look in through the window, you wouldn't even think anything was wrong & you could just pretend that nothing was wrong, but the moment you were to interact with him you would just know instantly, that no one was there anymore. If you were to chat to him, It was as if he had been taken back in time & he would chat to you as if you were there with him. He was a black cab driver for many years in London & he would just say "Come on get in" & you would then get directions to a place that you have no idea about, but he is clearly thinking something in his head, which to me is just incredible that the mind is that strong. [/p][p]As you have read from my point of view of Dementia, it is a terrible disease that needs as much help & support as possible.[/p][p]Your donation would go towards helping Dementia UK be there for families facing Dementia. Your donation will mean that Dementia UK will be able to provide much-needed advice and support to families & carers.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p]Kieron[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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May 14, 2019

Anonymous

Well done!!

£34.00

May 2, 2019

Brooke Gregory

Well done K1

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Andy king

Well done!

£20.00

Apr 29, 2019

Carl and Melissa

Well done mate!!!! Hope you legs feel better than mine!!

£26.20 plus £6.55 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Lorraine Gary and Ben x

Amazing thing to do x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Danni Thrower

You’re doing great! Love Danni & Richard x x x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Callum Moore

£20.00

Apr 28, 2019

Jane Moriarty

Good luck today !!

£30.00

Apr 28, 2019

Adam williams

Good luck mate. Enjoy it👍🏻

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Joanne Eales

Good luck Kieron your grandad George was a lovely man and would be so proud of you xx

£20.00