News - 29th November 2017

Donate Your Time is back!

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Have you got that festive feeling yet? Well whether you’re holding out to Christmas Eve to celebrate or have already decked the halls with holly you can give the gift of hope throughout December with the return of Donate Your Time.

 

If you’re a seasoned parkrunner you may have previously taken part in Donate Your Time, but for those of you who are new to the challenge – we are simply asking you to convert your parkrun time to a donation this Christmas  to help Alzheimer’s Research UK end the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

 

Our exclusive Christmas campaign for parkrunners is back for a third year after a staggering fundraising effort in 2015 and 2016. We’ve been overwhelmed by how the parkrun community have got behind the campaign since its launch in 2015, with £70,000 raised for pioneering dementia research.

 

Over the five weekends of December parkrunners will have the opportunity to convert their finish time into a one-off donation to Alzheimer’s Research UK.

 

 To donate, all you have to do is click on the link in your results email from any parkrun event between this Saturday and Saturday December 30. When you follow the link to the website you’ll be given the option to donate your time, halve or double your donation, or choose your own amount. You can also visit the website at https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/donateyourtime

 

Why not donate your fastest time during the month – or even better your slowest!

 

You can leave a message explaining why you’ve made a donation. And we’d love you to share this on social media using the hashtag #teamARUKparkrun.

 

There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the condition is now the leading cause of death in the country. Please help power the fightback against dementia this Christmas.

 

PS: Need a little inspiration? Our award-winning Santa Forgot Christmas animation re-launches on social media this week after the campaign turned heads last year. Watch this space for more exciting news surrounding the celebrity-endorsed campaign in next week’s newsletter. 

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