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Many thanks for taking the time to visit my website. My plan is to continue to raise a huge amount of money primarily for Alzheimer's Research UK, and provide some much-needed equipment for a small local group that has been of great help to me over the past couple of years. We had a FABULOUS day, a sensational team effort and I am so proud of the Crew and how they helped me achieve a dream . . . . . . we rowed a distance of 20 miles upstream and 7 locks, with barely a blister and no crabs.

   

The impressive Team photograph! - Back row: Peregrine (Perry) Moncrieffe, Andrew Gordon, Jonathan Seddon-Brown (Chef d’Equipe), Rory Mann, Michael Baines, my nephew Fergus Graham, Jonathan Baines, myself and my wife Vicki Graham, my son Magnus Graham, Alex Angus, Robert Marsden, Hugh Matheson, Christopher Blount, Front row: Tony Pooley, Roz Graham (Doctor), Christopher Daws, Martin Fitzgerald (Cox), Hugh Sturgis, my brother Colin Graham (Piper), my nephew Calum Graham (Photographer). They were/are all stars! We were also helped by many others along the way . . . . . . so please browse this site for more pics and details of who, what, where and when.

   

In 2007 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, since when I have been doing my best to keep it at bay by taking as much exercise as possible. I bike 5 miles every day to get the newspaper, play tennis once a week, walk the dogs for an hour every day and am still putting in a few thousand metres on my rowing machine - just to keep my oar in..! Not to mention the Wednesday walks around Wiltshire with the Forget-me-not Group of fellow sufferers in Swindon.

   

A new report commissioned by Alzheimer's Research UK reveals that over 820,000 people in the U.K. have dementia, costing the economy £23 billion a year, while research into the cause of Dementia is appallingly under-funded compared with other illnesses. Thankfully there is quite a lot more awareness of this at the moment, which is why I want to take this opportunity to raise as much money as possible.

   

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If you prefer, please donate by cheque. It would be wonderful if my Forget-me-not Row could really raise some serious money and also the awareness of many more people to this horrible, debilitating illness. Thank you for reading this. Thanks from us both.