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Rugby star shows support for dementia charity

Rugby star shows support for dementia charity
3rd August 2010

A rugby star has called for runners to support dementia in the Great Yorkshire Run on September 5th.

Hendre Fourie, who was born in South Africa but is now an honorary Yorkshireman after years playing for Leeds Carnegie, will be raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society in the race.

The Alzheimer's Society is the chosen charity of the event organisers and healthcare providers Bupa.

With his fair share of injuries accrued on the rugby field, Fourie was happy to support Bupa and their partners.

He added: "As an adopted Yorkshireman it's very exciting to be able to invite runners to take part in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run.

"It's a very worthy cause and I hope Yorkshiremen signing up will run to raise funds to fight dementia."

The Alzheimer's Society estimates that by the year 2025, there will be more than one million people in the UK living with dementia.

Read more about Barchester's dementia care homes.