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Mathew Horrocks

London Marathon

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My story

[p]I've joined the Dementia Revolution; the official Charity Team of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. [/p][p]I am a team leader of a research group at the UK Dementia Research Institute and the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh ([url=http://www.smbiophysics.org]http://www.smbiophysics.org[/url]). We are using state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to further our understanding of how neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease occur. Read more about our research here: [url=https://dementiarevolution.org/blog/blog-understanding-dementia-molecular-level]https://dementiarevolution.org/blog/blog-understanding-dementia-molecular-level[/url].[/p][p]Our work has been supported by Alzheimer's Research UK, and in April I will run 26.2 miles through the streets of London; because 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]The Dementia Revolution is here. Join us.[/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]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]
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May 7, 2019



£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019


May 1, 2019


Congratulations Mathew! Although I am going to miss those Tunnocks 😄

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019

Hannah Rowding

Well done Mathew!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019


Massive well done Mathew. Xcellent time!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Edinburgh Chemistry and UKDRI chocolate sales


Apr 28, 2019


Good luck Mathew!

Apr 26, 2019

Mike Daniels

A small supplement to the enormous amount of Tunnock's caramel wafers I bought from you! Do the Edinburgh DRI proud!!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2019

Dave Klenerman

Good luck

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 9, 2019

Tommy and Sharon

You can do it!!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid