Bradford Teacher Set To Tackle London Marathon For Dementia UK

Bradford Teacher Set To Tackle London Marathon For Dementia UK

April 17, 2024 Off By admin

A Bradford History teacher is set to take on the London Marathon this Sunday to raise £2500 for Dementia UK.

Ste Grimshaw, a teacher at Bingley Grammar School, is set to embark on the 26.2 mile endeavour whilst pledging to raise funds for Dementia UK, a charity that provides specialist Admiral Nurses to work alongside people with dementia, and their families.

Mr Grimshaw, 32, lost his grandma in the lockdown of 2020 after a six year battle with the disease, and recently discovered that his aunt has been diagnosed and is in the early stages.

He said: “Dementia UK is a charity that offers crucial support at times when dementia sufferers and their families need it the most.” 

“When my grandma was diagnosed, as a family we often felt helpless and were unaware of the work that Dementia UK carries out. I would love to raise awareness of this fantastic charity, and raise funds to ensure that families like mine receive the correct level of support needed in their most difficult times.”

“This will be my eighteenth marathon since I took up running as a hobby seven years ago. I love a challenge, so I decided to follow London Marathon’s own advanced training plan, running five times per week for 17 weeks.”

“This has been no easy feat considering the Great British weather since the turn of the year, however knowing that I’m running for such a great cause has made the process slightly easier.”

Show Your Support

Dementia is a terrible disease that not only kills it’s victims, but robs families of their loved ones long before the end. By supporting Ste, you’re not only cheering him on to conquer the London Marathon but also helping Dementia UK provide vital support to families facing the challenges of dementia. Every donation, big or small, helps ensure that no one has to face dementia alone.

If you can, please make a donation by visiting Ste’s fundraising page today at:

Image Credit: Dementia UK