We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved in the #DoSomethingForDementia Spin Challenge during the recent ESRC Festival of Social Science.
Together, you met the target to cover 850,000 metres on the spin bikes – that’s one metre for every person living with Dementia in the UK*.
Almost 100 participants cycled the equivalent distance of Bournemouth to Dundee between 10am and 8pm on Wednesday 11 November, raising £100.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society which will go towards supporting those who live with Dementia in the UK or funding much needed research into the disease.
Dr Michelle Heward, a research fellow working on the initiative, said: “It was great to see so many students getting involved to help raise awareness and money for Dementia and the Alzheimer’s Society - another step forward towards creating a Dementia Friendly University.”
This event was part of a range of dementia awareness-raising activity for the festival which also included some poetry from Jonny “Fluffypunk” Seagrave.
* Statistics taken from the Alzheimer’s Society website - Alzheimer’s Society is a registered Charity No. 296645.