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Team Roger

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]**** Thank you so much for the generous donations to date! We have set a new target of £5,000 and are committed to raising as much money and awareness as we can xx****[/p][p]Team Roger consists of Judi Wilson (Roger’s wife), and Abbi Blakey (Roger’s daughter). We have joined the Dementia Revolution; the official Charity Team of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019. [/p][p]Judi says: It has always been my dream to run in the London Marathon since its conception, so when my husband Roger was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in May 2016, I was more determined than ever to try to gain a place.[/p][p]Alzheimer's is a cruel disease with no known cure and it's heartbreaking to watch the man I married in 1972 deteriorate into the person he is today. His short term memory has completely gone, he has no interest in reading, the Guardian crossword, cooking or gardening - the things he loved the most. [/p][p]He struggles when the family get together, as he forgets names, has difficulty in joining in and finds it hard to cope with noisy grandchildren.[/p][p]I am Roger's full time carer which is extremely challenging and with little reward. I've had to give up my teaching career completely and am now unable to visit our grandchildren for any length of time, as Roger cannot be left overnight. [/p][p]My joy is running which I'm still able to manage and as I'll be 70 in April, I thought the London Marathon plus birthday celebrations could be the perfect combination.[/p][p]Please find it in your hearts to donate to the Dementia Revolution so we can find a solution to eradicate this dreadful disease. It is heartbreaking for all our family, including my son Oliver, to watch a once proud, polite and creative gentleman being slowly taken from us.[/p][p]Abbi says: I did my first marathon (Milton Keynes) in 2016 and said never again! However, how could I say no to running this marathon with my mum, to support this campaign. Funds will help people like my dear dad - and my mum who sees him gradually decline on a daily basis. We will cross the line together holding hands and thank you for your support.[/p][p]The Dementia Revolution is here. Join us.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us 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]We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]
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Alla Jespersen

Good luck

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Hillary and Alan

You are both doing a grand job for a most worthwhile cause. Good luck to both of you. We will follow your progress and will be with you in spirit!!!!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Sarah Guy

Good on you Mrs Wilson! We are all so proud of you taking up the challenge with Abbi. Take care, look after yourself, please...and we will be thinking about you on the big day. Lots of love Sarah, Tim, Hannah and Thomas xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Elaine Anderson

Go Judi and Abbi. Enjoy the run !

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Pauline Warren

Well done for running for such a good cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Wendy Tyler

Good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Paul Wilyman

Great cause. Best of luck

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Good luck Judy - it’s a great cause, Cheers Raymond


Team Micallef

Wishing you all the best of luck on the day. We are sure you will smash it! Show the youngsters how it's done and make us oldies proud. Go Judi, go, go, go!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


The Woodhouses

Good luck ladies!! I know how very hard you’re having to work before the big day comes round so well done already. Go Team Roger!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Abbi Blakey

Abbi Blakey

Judi Wilson

Judi Wilson