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Susie the marathon knitter’s doing it for her mum.
Susie Hewer, the ‘extreme knitting redhead’ has run over 100 marathons in memory of her mum Peggy, who died with vascular dementia in 2005.
And if that’s not enough, she knits while she runs – and has set the Guinness World Record for knitting the longest scarf during a marathon!
"I cared for mum at home and having watched her gradually fade away with vascular dementia, I can’t rest until I have raised more money for research into this dreadful condition. I’ll continue running for as long as I can."
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"The trek was very tough, but we got stronger and stronger each day and it was an amazing experience."
Olive Munro, hiker
"We got together with a group of our school friends and took part in a 21-mile sponsored bike ride and raised just shy of £1,500!"
Clare and Kelly, cyclists
"I chose to host a bake sale in my office, it was a great success and raised over £100. Even if it doesn’t look how you hoped, cake brings everyone together!"
"We couldn’t believe the generosity from family and friends when we asked for donations instead of gifts for our 55th anniversary and Brenda’s 75th. We made over £1,600!"
Stephen & Brenda, party royalty
“My great aunty Nancy was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and passed away in 2013, so it’s fitting that we are doing this challenge in her name.”
Dan, rally driver
Why it's important.
Why it's fun.
Serious fun = serious fundraising for dementia.
- £10 buys 100 invaluable microscope slides.
- £50 helps pay for a sensitive brain scan.
- £100 helps bring life-changing breakthroughs closer.
Every pound you raise will make a big difference – so let’s get out there and have fun.