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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 are really grateful, and have upped our target again to £7,500. We 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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Apr 22, 2019

Ben and Kelly

Good luck, hope the day goes well!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck girls, we will be cheering for you, Rosemary, Anna and Camilla xx

£50.00

Apr 22, 2019

Kathleen

Good luck Judi. Love Karen's Mum! X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2019

Anonymous

The very best of luck next Sunday a really impressive challenge and well done in taking it on. Very best wishes, Elizabeth, Nick, Hannah, Rebecca & Ben the last 3 all previous pupils of Judi.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2019

Colin Chapman

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2019

Cousin Sue

Hope it goes well xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2019

Barbara

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2019

Hilary

I'll look out for you - keep up the good work!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2019

Karen Russell Alex and Callum Cobb

Good luck Judi. You are truly an inspiration! Enjoy the day and run well, after all your hard work and training. Hoping I’ll be able to catch on the Parkrun the week after the marathon!

£30.00

Apr 19, 2019

Rachel and Teddie

Your a marvellous lady we love u lots !! Rachel Howard Taylor and teddie xx

£100.00

Abbi Blakey

Abbi Blakey

Judi Wilson

Judi Wilson