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We have a big Fund Raising Goal.....

'Forget Me Not’ - In aid of Alzheimer's Research UK…

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, a number forecast to rise rapidly as the population ages. By 2025, this number is expected to rise to over one million. By 2050, it is projected to exceed 2 million. Chances are that you or someone you know will be touched in some way by dementia over the course of your lifetime, with a new case of dementia being confirmed every 3 minutes in the UK.

Dementia is not a disease in itself; it is the word used to describe a group of diseases – Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia that occur when brain cells stop working properly, affecting how we think, remember and communicate.

Team 'Forget Me Not' competed in this years Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race over the Easter Weekend in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK and in the memory of his Derek Bishop, who passed away in November 2014 after living with Dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's for seven years. After paddling for 18 hours and battling storm "Katie" with driving winds and torrential rain, we retired at Hurley following a altercation with a sunken tree at 2am Easter Sunday morning.

We want to raise awareness of this devastating, cruel condition that touches so many people, as well as raise money for the UK’s leading research charity – Alzheimer’s Research UK – whose objective is to discover new ways to prevent, treat and cure dementia.

Fund-raising goal: £100,000 ___ Amount Raised so far: £8,674

Will you help? Every pound we raise helps power pioneering research that will make a difference to so many people's lives, perhaps even yours.

Through Virgin Money Giving you can make a donation and 100% of your donation will be quickly processed and passed to Alzheimer's Research UK, who provide research funding to 140 research projects across the UK worth £24M. Whilst also funding projects in the USA, Italy and Luxembourg as part of the Dementia Consortium.

Please click the VIRGIN GIVING MONEY button at the top of our web pages to make your donation.

Following the race we donated our K2 'Forget Me Not' to the Henley Canoe Club to support their training program for endurance canoeing and would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to SARAX who purchased our new K2 along with all our Corporate sponsors who generously assisted us in many different ways.

Thank you from Team 'Forget Me Not', DW 2016 was certainly an "Adventure-of-a-Lifetime"...

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Six months after this year's DW race and I am still recovering, which I am reliably informed is not uncommon. It will soon be time to start thinking about DW 2018.