Christmas Jumper Day Friday 13th Dec 2019
Thank you to everyone who generously donated to our Christmas Jumper event in aid of Save the Children. We raised £59.18.
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Cake and Book Sale in aid of Macmillan 27 Sept 2019
One in two of us will face cancer, and the money we raise at our Cake and Book Sale will help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
Thank you to everyone who donated or bought cakes and books. We are delighted to announce that we raised a total of £346.51 for Macmillan.
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Dr Simon Phillips ran his first Ultramarathon on 4th May 2019 in support of Alzheimer's Research UK
Many of you know I ran the London Marathon in 2016 in support of Alzheimer's Research UK. It was a fantastic day and an unforgettable experience.
My father Robert had Alzheimer's disease and sadly passed away the following year. I want to raise more money for a charity that is committed to research into the condition and finding treatments to help patients.
This year, I've upped the ante and entered into my first Ultramarathon. This is a 106km (66 miles) run around the perimeter of the Isle of Wight. It's a very long way and it isn't exactly flat, with over 2100 meters of climbing. The time limit is 16 hours. I'd better get a move on!
Training has been going well. I've run up to 30 miles but that's still less than half the total distance of the main event. Eek!
I'll be carrying my water and food supplies for the trip, along with the mandatory safety equipment in my rucksack such as headtorch, whistle and waterproofs.
This will be a challenge and considerably outside of my comfort zone. There will be pain along the way but glory at the end!
Thank you for anything you can give to support Alzheimer's Research UK. You can donate through my Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simon-phillips56
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Thank you all for your generosity to a very worthy charity.
Dr Simon Phillips
If you or someone you know would like more information about dementia, make an appointment to see your GP or visit the Arthritis Research UK website at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org or telephone 0300 111 5333.