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Lydia Amartey

Dementia Revolution:The official charity team

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My Grandad died of dementia when I was 11, but I felt I had lost my Grandad when I was 8. Dementia had taken away the one grandparent I knew and adored and replaced him with someone I didn't understand. My Grandad was still there, just not in the same way, and as a child I couldn't cope with that and lashed out at what I didn't understand. His battle with dementia was short but devastating. When I was 11 I couldn't do anything to help my Grandad, but now I can by taking on this challenge. [/p][p]In memory of my Grandad, Great Uncle David, Rene, Toni, Charles P and all of the other incredible people who shaped my childhood, I've joined the Dementia Revolution; the official Charity Team of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. [/p][p]In April I will take on the challenge of running 26.2 miles (again) through the streets of London. After taking on this challenge in 2015 I've had numerous surgeries and foot problems and I'm out here doing this again for a future with a cure for dementia. [/p][p]I know that research can end dementia and taking on this challenge for the Dementia Revolution is a unique opportunity to power the most ambitious dementia research endeavour the UK has ever seen.[/p][p]Dementia is the biggest health threat facing society and there are currently no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure it. [/p][p]But a revolution is growing - on the streets and in the laboratories. Scientists are gaining on dementia, making discoveries to change lives. But they can't do it alone. We must bring dementia out of the shadows, so that people living with this devastating condition can lead more fulfilling lives. [/p][p]Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK are joining forces for a year-long campaign to power ground-breaking dementia research, overthrow old attitudes and lead the charge towards a cure. [/p][p]We all must make a stand; sponsor me today to support ground-breaking dementia research. [/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the Dementia Revolution charities; Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK. [/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you for all your support - I promise I will make you proud.[/p]
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Jun 2, 2019


Thanks for having fun with us in our Challenge Zone at the Virgin Money London Marathon Running Show


May 24, 2019

Mark and Val

Well done Lydia. Another great achievement for an incredible charity. kind regards Mark and Valerie Harden

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 19, 2019


well Done Lydia

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019


Well done

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019

Jason Brunton

Well done

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019

Cynthia P

Well done on raising money for such a worthy cause.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Olivia and Fred

Well done


May 3, 2019


Congrats on doing such an amazing thing Lydia! You're truly an inspiration, and I could never have done what you've now managed to do twice! You go girl! I'm sorry I couldn't be there to cheer you on, and sorry this is late! Love Lou x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Jan Nielsen

so proud of you Lydia!

May 1, 2019

Sheila Holgate

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid