INSPIRED by her mother’s battle with young onset Alzheimer’s, Solihull woman Anna Wilson and her husband Toby have hit the fundraising trail.
The couple have raised £5,763 for Alzheimer’s Research UK by completing two tough endurance challenges and several fundraising events.
The endurance challenges saw Anna – a member of Knowle and Dorridge Running Club – taking on the London Marathon, while husband Toby paddled the length of the River Severn with his friend Richard Curtis.
Anna completed the Marathon in 4 hours 14 minutes, while Toby and Richard spent three days paddling the river in a traditional Canadian canoe – spending their nights sleeping on the river’s wild banks.
Anna previously ran the London Marathon last year – raising £6,094 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
She said: “It was a hot run and the second half was painful but the atmosphere in London was electric and the crowds get you through, I was pleased with a personal best and delighted to have completed it for this wonderful charity”.
Toby added: “This was the toughest challenge I’ve ever completed, the weather was kind but we were pushed to our limits – but it is all worth it when you see the money coming in.
The couple are already planning their next challenge – soon to be revealed.
To donate, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AnnaWilson01.
To find out more information on dementia research visit: alzheimersresearchuk.org/