News - 3rd January 2018

Cheers for your support!

We want to wish everyone a happy New Year and thank you for your fantastic support of our Donate Your Time campaign.


By converting your parkrun finish times into donations throughout December you raised more than £18,500. That money will fund pioneering research helping us in our mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.


If you found taking part in the campaign inspiring, why not Donate Your Time in other ways?


Like parkrun, we rely on upon the goodwill of volunteers. We have a variety of different roles available, but as we know you all love supporting your fellow parkrunners on Saturday mornings, we think many of you will really enjoy being part of our Cheer Squad.


Every year hundreds of amazing people, including lots of parkrunners, run, cycle and swim miles at sporting events with #TeamARUK to raise vital funds to help bring an end to the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia. Our Cheer Squad members attend these events, such as the London Marathon, Great North Run and Ride London-Surrey cycle event, and make lots of noise to support them along the way.


No matter how busy your lifestyle, we’ll ensure your volunteering fits around your commitments. You can choose the events you want to attend and can volunteer on your terms, as little or as often as you like.


So if you fancy donning an Alzheimer’s Research UK T-shirt, and maybe an orange wig and pom-poms, to help cheer on our supporters and give them the extra boost they need to get across the finish line, sign up for our Cheer Squad and play a key role in the fightback against dementia.

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