BRACE is pleased to announce that our small team has expanded, to include a permanent staff member in Devon. Meet Kym Lee, our new Devon Community Fundraiser.

She would love to hear from you, if you live in Devon and would like to help local researchers defeat dementia.

Kym is going to be very busy at BRACE, organising community fundraising activities - such as coffee mornings, fun events and working with a wide range of groups and organisations in Devon.

Keen to get as many local people involved as possible, Kym is now looking for community groups and businesses to help her. Do you need a guest speaker? Would you like to run the Plymouth 10k, or could you host a ‘Cuppa for a Cure’ event?

Kym says,

This is a great challenge, and I love being given the opportunity to help BRACE fund crucial dementia research, right here in my home county. I’m proud that Devon is playing such an important part in defeating dementia and helping to fund dementia research in so many ways, right on my doorstep.

If you would like to help Kym in the Devon area, please email Kym on: [email protected] 

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BRACE has been making its mark in Devon since 2014, by awarding dementia research grants to the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

Both universities are important centres for dementia research and the significance of their work has been recognised both in the UK and also internationally, through Professor Katie Lunnon's BRACE funded epigenetic work, (looking at external influences on diseases) at Exeter University.

Ambitious expansion programmes in both Exeter and Plymouth, suggest that Devon will play an even greater role in dementia research in the years to come.

Given the ambitions of the universities, it seemed only natural for BRACE to delve deeper into Devon, to ensure that BRACE can offer as much support and assistance to the Devon dementia research as possible.