One of the directors here at Sibbalds, David Bowler, is currently in training to take part in this year’s Tough Mudder, which takes place in Cheshire in September 2014. David is completing the challenge in memory of his Grandma, who sadly passed away this year, and is hoping to raise money through sponsorship to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society, so they can one day find a cure for this terrible illness.
Here is what David has to say:
“My grandma, Margaret Beacroft, was an incredible woman who was extremely intelligent, caring and inspiring. She suffered with Alzheimer’s for many years, and spent the last 4 or 5 in a vegetative state – something I know she would have been horrified by had she been aware.
Physically, she would have been fine – and would have enjoyed many more happy years with my granddad. But unfortunately, as many of you will have experienced yourselves, Alzheimer’s and dementia generally, can come on quickly and leave physically fit people without the capacity to do the simplest things.
I gained so much from the time I spent with my grandma – on their narrow boat, watching her play the organ, being told off for forgetting my manners etc. In an age when women weren’t given as many opportunities as men she strived to be the best she could and ended up becoming head of midwifery at the DRI and lecturing a lot of today’s midwives. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her, but hopefully her memory will live on through actions like this.
In case you haven’t seen or heard of Tough Mudders, here’s a link https://toughmudder.co.uk/. As you’ll see, it’s pretty hard-core – and I’m going to be doing it as fast as I can – hopefully under 2hrs 15 mins.
All I ask is that you spare any money you can, to help me to raise as much money as possible for The Alzheimer’s Society – I’ll do the hard work for you 🙂
The target has been set at £1,500 – and I would be delighted if we could get that. But every little helps as Tesco keeps telling us – so even a £1 would be hugely appreciated.
If you would like to sponsor David, you can find a link to this JustGiving page here https://www.justgiving.com/David-Bowler/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=emails-from-eua&utm_content=shorturl&utm_campaign=eua-email-sponsorshiprequest.
For those of you who may not know, JustGiving sends your donation straight to Alzheimer’s Society and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.
Everybody at Sibbalds wishes David the best of luck in this challenge!