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Alzheimer's Society to lead Ben Nevis fundraising excursion

Alzheimer's Society to lead Ben Nevis fundraising excursion
8th May 2009

A leading charity campaigning to support an elderly disease is leading a new fundraising initiative in the mountains of Scotland.

The Alzheimer's Society has announced the Ben Nevis Challenge, taking part between September 18th and 20th on Britain's highest peak in an effort to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Standing proud at 4,409 ft tall, Ben Nevis will be the focal point of the three-day excursion which will see participants travelling to Fort William on the Friday before clambering up the Nevis Range, taking the tourist's path - something the charity stresses is far from easy.

To take part in the challenge and raise funds for Alzheimer's disease, participants must pay a £50 registration fee and raise a minimum sponsorship, with the Alzheimer's Society happy to provide people with two nights of accommodation, food and the greatest views in Scotland.

The charity now predicts that one million people in the UK will have some form of dementia by 2025, with 700,000 sufferers currently living in the country.

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