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Evie Atkinson

Evie Atkinson Runs London Marathon 2019.

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My story

[p]Well, after being envious of the marathon runners for years gone by, it would seem that this year is finally my year. [/p][p]I’m throwing myself into the months of gruelling winter training to complete the Virgin London Marathon on 28th April 2019. [/p][p]So why am I mad enough to do this some of you might ask? [/p][p]I’m doing it to raise money for the amazing charity that is Dementia Revolution, the combined charity of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society for the London Marathon 2019. [/p][p]Dementia is something that impacts on so many peoples lives and is something that has had a significant impact on my own family. [/p][p]A number of years ago my Dad’s Mum was diagnosed with the disease. As a family we suffered for years with the symptoms of dementia and eventually after 8 years of fighting, my Granny’s body finally gave up and she unfortunately, lost her battle. [/p][p]As a family, we were processing the tragedy that was losing my Granny, when little did we know that my Mum’s Dad was also suffering with the early signs of dementia. [/p][p]My Granny Jo soon took on the role of full time carer for my Grandad, giving up her own life to care for him. Anyone who knows someone who’s suffered from dementia, knows this isn’t the easiest of tasks to deal with day in day out. [/p][p]Unfortunately many months later, he too lost his battle with dementia. [/p][p]From then, I knew that something needed to be done to raise money into researching a cure for this dreaded disease. [/p][p]I couldn’t be prouder to say that this is something my brother has dedicated his career too, being a Research Associate for Medicinal Chemistry at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Institute of Drug Discovery. [/p][p]Unfortunately for me, science was never my thing. But luckily now, running is. Which is why I couldn’t be prouder to take on the 26.2 mile challenge in memory of these 2 absolute diamonds that were my grandparents. [/p][p]Please donate anything you can to support this absolutely amazing cause and hopefully one day, someone (maybe even my brother!!) will find a cure for this deadly disease. [/p]
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May 2, 2019

Ann

£5.00

May 2, 2019

Fiona

£10.00

Apr 30, 2019

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Jess Lea

£20.00

Apr 30, 2019

Nan Hannam

£10.00

Apr 29, 2019

Alison Mann

A massive well done to you Evie - you smashed it!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Dan Thomas

Well done Evie on your achievement today, totally awesome!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Denise

You smashed it well done Evie xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Bethan Phillips

Well done Evie! So amazing and for such a great cause! Lots of love Bethan xx

£20.00

Apr 28, 2019

Loren

So much admiration for you. Go show them how it’s done xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid