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Coastal walker moves closer to dementia fundraising target

Coastal walker moves closer to dementia fundraising target
4th November 2010

Fundraiser Phillip Williams has completed the latest part of his epic walking challenge in aid of dementia research.

Mr Williams plans to raise around £100,000 for dementia research by walking around the coast of Great Britain, and has thus far secured nearly £27,000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

His latest achievement is completing the South West Coastal Path, which runs from Poole to Minehead, covering 630 miles and a landscape that rises and falls 115,000 feet on the journey.

Next for Mr Williams, who has funded this entire project himself to ensure that all contributions go to dementia research, is the coastline of Wales.

"Alzheimer's Society would like to thank Philip for his continued support and wish him well on the next leg of his journey," the charity said.

According to the Alzheimer's Research Trust, 42 per cent of the UK population - around 25 million people - know a close friend or family member who is living with dementia.

Read more about Barchester's dementia care homes.