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Olympian raises money for Alzheimer's research

Olympian raises money for Alzheimer's research
21st March 2013

Olympic javelin thrower Goldie Sayers is taking part in a sponsored walk in aid of dementia research.  

The 30-year-old, who was part of Team GB at the Athens, Beijing and London Olympic Games, aims to raise around £30,000 for Alzheimer's Research UK and wants more people to sign up for the nine-mile hike.  

Ms Sayers told the Cambridge News that she's "delighted" to take part in the fundraising challenge and that it's a great way to get active while raising money for a good cause at the same time.  

"Walking is a form of exercise that nearly everyone can do, and since exercise can help reduce the risk of dementia and other health conditions, everyone’s a winner," she said.  

The walk, now in its third year, will take place on Sunday June 9th. It starts in the village of Comberton and passes through the much of the countryside in south-west Cambridgeshire.

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