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Saffron Barker and Ross Scrivener

Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for taking the time to visit our fundraising page.[/p][p]On April 28 next year, I will be undertaking one of the biggest challenges in my 18 years on this planet – I’ll be running the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution! Eek![/p][p]Not many people will be aware of this, but dementia is something that’s had a real impact on my family. When I was 11 years old, my great grandad – Ted – died with Alzheimer’s disease. As I was only young when he passed away, my memories of him are vague. But it really affected my dad, as he spent a lot of time with his grandad, who was always very fit and healthy. My dad told me that great-grandad deteriorated very quickly and eventually didn’t recognise anyone in the family. I was lucky as my last memories of him were while he was still well.[/p][p]My dad said he would always seem scared and it was heart-breaking for him. He also told me that, towards the end, it was like watching someone you love slowly dying in front of your eyes and not being able to do something to help. But as a family, it really helped talking to each other and remembering the good times.[/p][p]I’m so proud and excited to be running the London Marathon in honour of great grandad. I’m not a natural runner by any stretch of the imagination, so it’s going to be a huge challenge for me. Thankfully my fab personal trainer Ross Scrivener will be running it with me and will be training me in the lead-up to the big day. I simply wouldn’t be able to do it without him! This is our joint fundraising page, so please do give as much or as little as you can spare – no amount is too small![/p][p]Knowing the money that we raise will go towards dementia research, gives that little bit more hope to everyone who has been affected by this terrible condition. Many of you will have your own experiences of dementia, so I’ll be running for all of you, too. I don’t want other families to go through the same heartbreak as mine did, and that’s why I decided to run for the Dementia Revolution.[/p][p]The Dementia Revolution (www.dementiarevolution.org) is Virgin Money London Marathon’s Charity of the Year for 2019. It’s a campaign between one of my chosen charities – Alzheimer’s Research UK – and Alzheimer’s Society. Together, they will be raising funds for research into this horrific condition.[/p][p]With your support, we will make a difference to the 850,000 people across the UK living with dementia today. So please, please do give what you can.[/p][p]Thank you, Saffron & Ross x[/p]

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May 4, 2019

Ruth smedley

Well done, I understood 100% in your video when you said about pushing your body. I was stabbed last year and I survived 31 stabs, I get it. Kudos to you, and congratulations on running the marathon.


May 3, 2019


Watching both the marathon experience video and the nasey family vlog, has had me in tears so emotional! Saffron your videos leading up to the marathon have just been so motivational!

May 2, 2019


Well done Saff on completing the marathon! Sorry I didn’t donate before I didn’t realise this was the link! . My dad and I are going to run the marathon next year. I am the same age as you so your are one massive inspiration, to me u deserve everything xx


May 2, 2019


congrats girly


May 2, 2019

Elise Dixon

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019



May 2, 2019


Congratulations Saffron