News - 3rd March 2021

Cycling Down Dementia in memory of dad

Tony Weston case study

Tony was inspired to take on the Cycling Down Dementia challenge with Alzheimer’s Research UK by his dad, Alf, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018.


What started out as a challenge in honour of Alf, turned into a ride in memory of him after he contracted and died of COVID in January. “I am a little behind schedule due to missing a number of rides while I tended to things relating to Dad, but I’m determined to reach my target of 2,000km.


“My family asked that instead of flowers, donations would be made to my fundraising page. My fundraising total is now over £2,000. I am so deeply humbled by people’s generosity and support during these difficult and sad times.


“Alzheimer’s is a wicked disease. It slowly takes away the person you knew. I really want to do as much as I can to find a cure for this disease. I hope that the money I and everyone doing the Cycling Down Dementia challenge raises will mean that fewer people in the future are affected by dementia.”


There’s still time to join Tony and take on the Cycling Down Dementia challenge. Set your distance target, complete it before the end of March and help support life-changing dementia research.

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