Nurse Angie to run marathon in aid of dementia charity

3rd October 2019

St Martins Grange nurse Angie Gibbs will take on the gruelling 26-mile Bournemouth Marathon in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, and affects more than 520,000 people in the UK. The society uses funds raised to invest in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention.

Angie has so far raised more than £400 ahead of the marathon. She said: “I’ve always worked in care homes where many of the people I care for are living with all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and therefore it’s a cause I am very passionate about.

“The Alzheimer’s Society not only offers help and support to those with Alzheimer’s, but all forms of dementia and also the families and those around them who are impacted.”

Angie said the marathon would be a big step up for her, having previously only run a 5km race around a decade ago.

She added: “This is my first marathon, and probably my last! However, I have been training for around four months, so I think I am ready for the challenge. It’s all about the mind-set.”

The fundraiser is the latest effort by Care South staff to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Last month, Emma Cotton and Natalie Hosking, of Alexandra House, took part in the 8km Memory Walk.

Emma and Natalie, Home Manager and Deputy Home Manager, doubled their target, raising more than £600.

To donate to Angie’s fundraising effort, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/angelai-anson2019.