I realise that I don't know most of you and you have absolutely no obligation to sponsor, but in case any of you are feeling generous please donate whatever you can by heading to www.justgiving.com/tomstabb
I'm hoping to raise £500 for the Alzheimer's Society and here's some shocking facts:
- Just 3% of the government's medical research budget is spent on dementia research, while a quarter is spent on cancer research.
- There are 700,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, a number forecast to double within a generation.
- 25 million people, or 42% of the UK population, are affected by dementia through knowing a close friend or family member with the condition.
- 163,000 new cases of dementia occur in England and Wales each year - one every 3.2 minutes.
Thank you for your time and thank you so much in advance if you decide to sponsor me.