Popular comedian and star of sitcom Outnumbered Hugh Dennis is to compete in a ten-mile run in aid of a leading UK dementia charity.
Mr Dennis will be leading a team of 1,800 volunteers in the Great South Run, which takes place in Portsmouth on October 24th.
All the money he raises will go to the Alzheimer's Society, to fund its work helping to provide care and support for people living with dementia.
Mr Dennis has competed in the event before, saying that the crowds of supporters cheering the participants on make it special for the runners.
"It's a great course with a fantastic atmosphere, so I'm delighted to be able to take part again and to have the opportunity to support Alzheimer's Society," he said.
According to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, there are more than 820,000 people in the UK living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
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