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Team Roger

2 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

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! Blown away!! We are really grateful, and have upped our target again to £8,500. 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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May 28, 2019

Louisa

Well done ... amazing achievement!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 8, 2019

Love from Elaine x

Well done you!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019

MG

£15.00

May 4, 2019

Jan and Rick

Well done! Very proud of you both ...

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

Sue and Bill Jones

Well done!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Anonymous

Wow-what a fantastic achievement and a great cause. Well done both of you xx Love The Boons xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Pam Purvis

Well done to you both you are amazing.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Hannah

Congratulations Team Roger!!! You absolutely smashed it!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Monica

Well done Team Roger!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Amanda

A great achievement for a worthy cause!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Abbi Blakey

Abbi Blakey

Judi Wilson

Judi Wilson