Linda Hardwick

My lovely mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2010 and since then our family have watched her steadily decline physically and mentally such that she is now confined to bed and is only able to transfer to a chair by means of a hoist.

Whilst there has been significant investment and research into diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease in the past few decades, investment in dementia research is still low despite the rapidly increasing numbers of people affected by this terrible illness.

I have therefore decided to set myself a personal challenge to run fifty 10K runs in 2017 to raise money to support BRACE's research which I hope will one day take us closer to finding a cure. Please donate as much as you can afford - the smallest contribution is very welcome.

Thank you so much.

Linda Hardwick