London runners raise £85k for dementia research

London runners raise £85k for dementia research

A leading charity has expressed its gratitude to all runners who raised money for dementia research by completing the Bupa London 10,000 Run.

Among those competing on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society were TV gardener Chris Beardshaw, recently seen on the BBC's Chelsea Flower Show coverage, as well as new Animal Hospital presenter Jamie Darling.

Finishing together in a time of 40 minutes 29 seconds, the two were very pleased to lend their support to such important work.

Beardshaw said: "I've had a fantastic day and would love to do another run for Alzheimer's Society.

"The run was quite a challenge at times, but we had marvellous support along the route and knowing it's for a good cause keeps you going."

Around 300 runners competed on behalf of the charity, hoping to raise around £85,000 for the cause.

According to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, there are currently around 820,000 people in the UK living with dementia.

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