Destination Chesterfield Manager has Super Year supporting the Alzheimer’s Society
Tupton resident Dom Stevens has undertaken seventeen challenges in 2018 raising £3,700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
In order to reach his target of £4,000, he has agreed to one final fundraising challenge for his Super 7 for the Alzheimer’s Society initiative. If the target is reach by midnight on New Year’s Eve 2018, he will run next year’s Greater Manchester Marathon dressed as a Superhero.
You can help him reach the target by donating at www.justgiving.com/super718 or text SUPE78 £5 to 70070.
The seventeen challenges in 2018 included Dom’s first skydive, a marathon, 3 half marathons, multiple obstacle races, completing the Three Yorkshire Peaks and many more.
Dom still has four challenges to complete over the Christmas period after giving up alcohol, caffeine, cheese and crisps for 12 months.
Dom Stevens said: “It would be amazing to reach the £4,000 target by the end of the year and everyone that cares for those with dementia is a Superhero in my eyes. So what better way to show this by running a marathon dressed as one!”
“I have been supporting this charity for two reasons. One because of the memories of my grandma, and the difficulties she experienced with dementia in later life. It was a tough experience to understand as a 13 year old boy, why someone you really loved and cared for didn’t recognise you anymore.”
“Secondly, for my mother in law who is moving through the stages of this horrible disease and the stresses and strains it puts on everyone in the family. She now requires full time care at such a young age.”
“Along the way I have been joined on these challenges by friends, family and colleagues, thank you to them all for sparing their time to join me.”
“Anything we can do to support research in to this condition and support people with dementia and their families is a really worthy cause.”
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We are delighted that Dom is giving his time to support Alzheimer’s Society. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. It is caused by diseases of the brain and can happen to anyone.”
“As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like Dom to help us continue our vital work. Please back Dom in his fundraising efforts so that Alzheimer’s Society can continue leading the fight against dementia.”
To sponsor Dom please visit www.justgiving.com/super718 or text SUPE78 £5 to 70070