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We’re taking part in The Monster Race 2017 for Young Dementia UK

Julie Blake - Monday, March 20, 2017
Monster Race

We are excited to be participating in this year’s spring Monster Race on behalf of a very special charity based in Witney – Young Dementia UK.

Dementia is a degeneration of the brain that causes a progressive decline in people’s ability to think, reason, communicate and remember. It is considered ‘young onset’ when it affects people under 65 years of age.

Although younger people experience similar symptoms to older people with dementia, the impact on their lives is significantly different. Younger people are more likely to still be working when they are diagnosed. Many have significant financial commitments such as a mortgage and often have children and dependent parents to care for too.

Young Dementia UK helps people to break out, enjoy new adventures and regain pleasure and purpose in their lives. It also provides support and assistance to partners and family members, as young onset dementia affects the whole family.

Demand for the charity’s services is increasing so to raise much needed funds for them, we are participating in The Monster Race 2017, which is being held on the 1st April at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire.

As its name suggests, the event is pretty arduous. It involves running around a 10k course full of climbing, water and mud obstacles. We all expect to get pretty cold and wet!

So, wish us luck! We’ve not had much time for training due to bad backs and dodgy knees (yes, we are all getting on a bit). However, we’ll make it around somehow – alongside our team from Witney-based Juice Networking group. All the best team!

We are looking to raise a total of £1,000 to support Young Dementia UK’s activities. If you would like to sponsor us, please visit our donations page.

And if you’d like to come along and cheer us on, we’d love to see you there! Find out how to get there.