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Alzheimer's Society thanks donors for huge fundraising weekend

Alzheimer's Society thanks donors for huge fundraising weekend
24th September 2009

Following a great weekend of fundraising for Alzheimer's disease, a leading British charity has thanked everyone taking part who generated much-needed cash for the condition.

The Alzheimer's Society explained that the 60 Memory Walks, the Great North Run and the Ben Nevis Challenge brought together a remarkable amount of people.

Some of the famous faces taking part around the country included former England footballer and Tranmere Rovers manager John Barnes as well as the winner of this season's The Apprentice Yasmina Siadatan.

Yasmina was particularly proud of her achievement and told the charity of her happiness at being able to participate.

She continued: "I felt privileged to be able to run the Bupa Great North Run to help raise awareness and funds for other families affected by dementia and to have led Alzheimer's Society's team, Bupa's nominated charity for the Bupa Great Run series, to victory!"

According to the charity, the annual cost of dementia to the UK is in excess of £17 billion.

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