Luke runs london marathon for grandad

Dedicated grandson completes the London Marathon in an epic 3 hours 12 minutes all in the name of the love he has for his Grandad Donald.

Raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, months and months of training has paid off for Luke who managed to raise over £3,800 for the charity and its valuable research into Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

Luke knows only too well the devastating effects the disease can have. Now living at Madeira Lodge Care Home, Donald is living with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia receiving care and support from the Madeira Lodge specialist dementia care team.  

Luke comments on his fundraising challenge: I couldn’t wait to run the marathon for this remarkable man. He first started showing signs of dementia 15 years ago. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia and over the years his memory and his ability to recognise loved ones has diminished.

“I chose to run for Alzheimer’s Research UK to help raise the money to ensure they can carry on funding more vital research, prevent more lovely people like my Grandad from developing dementia and ensure more people receive the best possible support, information and care.”

Sarah Pennington, Manager at Madeira Lodge Care Home says: “Wow what an achievement! Our congratulations go to Luke, we know Donald would be very proud to learn of Luke’s determination and success in making such a difference.”

Anyone who would like to support Luke can find his fundraising page here:

Take a look at Luke running along James Cracknell OBE British athlete and double Olympic gold medallist .

Belmont Healthcare offers multiple forms of long or short, respite and day care, or at home care for those in need of support. Specialising in enhanced care and support of older people, care is also offered for those living with Dementia and other life changing conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Our homes are perfectly situated in delightful settings around the UK and provide a very homely atmosphere whilst being safe and secure making the people we care for feel right at home.

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