Whitchurch resident Rob Ronan is to take part in the Memory Walk Marathon on September to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Rob, who completed the shorter walks in 2009 has set himself the challenge of completing the full 26 mile walk this year, as well as a target of £1000 for the charity.
The walk, from Stonehenge to Avebury takes place on 11th September.

Rob’s personal message:

“Hi, my name is Rob Ronan and my Mum is an Alzheimer’s sufferer. I am taking part in the 26 mile Memory Walk Marathon to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Society.

This walk takes place on 11th September 2011 and we will be walking the equivalent of a marathon, starting just after sunrise at the world heritage site of Stonehenge and finishing at the standing stone circles of Avebury.

Walking through over 6,000 years of British History, the route takes us over the expansive Salisbury Plains, along the Kennet and Avon canal past the Pewsey White horse near Salisbury and onwards to Avebury.

My aim is to raise at least £1,000 pounds towards the excellent work of The Alzheimer’s Society. This money goes towards supporting the helpline service they run which offers reassurance and a sympathetic ear along with up to date information and advice on all aspects of living with dementia. This service alone needs over £250,000 a year to be able to operate at its current level. The money raised also goes towards research as they work with the scientific community to find ways to defeat dementia; they currently invest over £6 million into this research.

The Alzheimer’s Society research programme provides funding for research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia to improve treatment for people today and to search for a cure for tomorrow.”

How to donate:
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