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Rushcliffe MP raises over £1000 for local charity with Trent Bridge Zip Wire challenge

Ruth Edwards MP joined with dozens of other Rushcliffe residents yesterday to take part in Trent Bridge Community Trust’s Zip Wire challenge, raising money for a local charity, Forget Me Notts.

The challenge saw participants zip line 190 metres across the historic cricket stadium from a crane behind the William Clarke stand, to a platform next to the Fox Road stand, reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.

Forget Me Notts is a fantastic initiative that uses sport to build community between people with dementia, their carers and those experiencing isolation and loneliness.

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So Far, Ruth has raised just over £1,000 towards the challenge, with the total raised by all volunteers approaching £30,583.78. Donations are open until 21st July. You can donate here.

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Dementia affects somewhere between 900,000 and 1 million people in the UK and has a further impact on the countless family and friends of those diagnosed. Ruth became passionate about fighting the illness after her grandfather and aunt were both diagnosed with dementia.

Ruth said:

“Thank you to everyone who sponsored me and all of the other zipliners taking part on Sunday. The event was a huge success and the team at Trent Bridge did an amazing job to organise it.

“Forget Me Notts is such an important initiative for those living with dementia. I know how difficult it can be to watch a person you love suffer with dementia and am extremely proud to have such a wonderful initiative in Rushcliffe and Nottinghamshire.”

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