Christ’s Hospital running club raises £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Mel's Milers Jogging Club, based at Christ's Hospital presented a cheque for �2,000 to the Alzheimer's Society - picture submitted
Mel's Milers Jogging Club, based at Christ's Hospital presented a cheque for �2,000 to the Alzheimer's Society - picture submitted

A running club presented a cheque for £2,000 to Alzheimer’s Society earlier this month.

Mel’s Milers Jogging Club, based at Christ’s Hospital, raised the money by holding throughout the year.

The events included holding their 13th annual 10km race earlier this year and also held a cake a book sale in aid of the charity. The running club, which has around 60 members, presented the cheque on December 11. They have previously supported Help for Heroes, Sussex Air Ambulance and the Royal Marsden.

Niki Woolven, charity co-ordinator for the running club, said: “Mel’s Milers were very pleased to support the Alzheimer’s Society in their excellent work in helping people living with dementia, making a difference to their lives and the lives of their families.”

Hannah Miller, Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser for West Sussex and Surrey, said: “Mel’s Milers have done a sterling job is raising such a great amount for us over the year.

She continued: “As a charity, we rely on donations to help us continue our vital work so that Alzheimer’s Society can continue leading the fight against dementia.”

The Alzheimer’s Society funds research into the cause, care, cure and prevention of all types of dementia and helps people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you would like a fundraising pack to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society as part of your challenge contact Hannah Miller, community fundraiser Hannah.miller@alzheimers.org.uk

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