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Dementia charity introduces its running team

Dementia charity introduces its running team
21st April 2010

A quartet of celebrities will be running this weekend's London Marathon in aid of a leading dementia charity.

Apprentice winner Yasmina Siadatan and former Oasis drummer Alan White will be joined by television presenter Richard McCourt and jazz crooner Rick Guard on the 26-mile course, in an effort to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

Dementia care is a cause close to the heart of the runners, with Ms Siadatan saying that she hoped her support would help people live with the disease and contribute towards research into a cure.

Commenting on the announcement of the charity's team, the Alzheimer's Society's director of fundraising Jo Swinhoe said: "We are delighted to have such a fantastic team participating in this amazing event.

"We are grateful for everyone's support and hope people will cheer the team on to the finishing line on race day."

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

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