Ironman Triathlon

10 years ago I decided I wanted to start raising money for Mental Health and Dementia.

Professor Graham Shapiro

Unfortunately my mother-in-law Lesley was diagnosed with Dementia. She went from being a fit, healthy and successful business woman to virtually overnight not recognising any of us. Lesley passed in February 2018 but her legacy will live on . I am passionate about continuing to raise money for the carers and sufferers of this cruel disease.

My plan now is do an Ironman event annually to continue to raise money.

For what I have to endure with these extreme challenges is nothing compared to what sufferers, carers and their loved ones have to go through every single day.

I thank you massively in advance for your contributions. Every penny we raise will make a difference to providing better times for these sufferers.


Facts on Dementia:

The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.

850,000 people have dementia in the UK.

The number of people with dementia in the UK is forecast to increase to over 1 million by 2025 and over 2 million by 2051.