Read more › News - 26th November 2016

Paul’s Christmas takeover

This week I’m hijacking Alzheimer’s Research UK’s parkrun blog because I want all of you to get out running in December and join the charity’s Christmas campaign, Donate Your Time.   I’ve been so proud to watch us go from strength to strength over the past two years since we partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK….

Donate Your Time and Freya
Read more › News - 19th November 2016

Donate Your Time – Christmas edition!

We hope you have had the opportunity to watch Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new beautiful animation, Santa Forgot. In last week’s blog post we mentioned that parkrunners would be invited to participate in an exclusive running challenge as part of our Christmas campaign.   Freya, the main character of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Santa Forgot, is asking…

Read more › News - 14th November 2016

Santa Forgot

Alzheimer’s Research UK is proud to present our first Christmas advert, Santa Forgot, to remind parkrunners that anyone can be affected by dementia.   The animation, narrated by Stephen Fry, imagines a world where the magic of Christmas has been lost because Santa is living with the effects of dementia and no longer visits children across…

Read more › News - 7th November 2016

parkrunners – we need your help!

Alzheimer’s Research UK is in with a fantastic chance of being able to hold a bucket collection at Chelsea FC’s home game against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday 11 December.   The football club is giving away the collection spots at Stamford Bridge over the course of the season on four matchdays. Alzheimer’s Research UK…

Read more › News - 31st October 2016

The end of Running Down Dementia 2016

At Alzheimer’s Research UK we want to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who has taken part in Running Down Dementia. You’ve raised more than £215,000! Thanks to you, vital dementia research projects have been funded and are now underway in London and Norwich.   Dr Josephine Barnes at University College London is studying…

ARUK iwan-rheon
Read more › News - 14th October 2016

From villain to hero

Actor Iwan Rheon has leant his voice to an insightful new animation from Alzheimer’s Research UK – and we want parkrunners to be some of the first to view it.   Iwan, best known for playing Ramsay Bolton in hit HBO series Game of Thrones, lost his grandmother Beryl to Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia…

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