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Rushcliffe MP to zipwire across Trent Bridge Cricket Ground at 40mph for charity

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards is supporting the Nottinghamshire based charity Forget Me Notts by taking on Trent Bridge’s #Donate4Dementia challenge.

Ruth will join fellow participants to zip wire across the historic stadium to raise money for the dementia charity.

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

The 190m challenge will see Ruth and the other participants reach speeds of up to 40 mph while raising funds and awareness for this fantastic cause.

Ruth launched her fundraising challenge to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week in May.

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She also attended the Alzheimer’s Society’s event in Parliament to hear about their Dementia Action Week campaign and learn about the diagnosis process and diagnosis rates in Rushcliffe.

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It is thought that there are between 900,000 and 1 million people living in the UK with dementia.

That’s why the Government has committed to doubling dementia research to a total of £160 million a year by 2024, with an additional £95 million being provided to increase clinical trials and research projects.

Ruth said: “On Sunday 16 July I’ll be taking part in the Trent Bridge Community Trust’s Zipwire Challenge across the stadium to support the Trust’s Forget Me Notts initiative for individuals with dementia and their carers.

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

“The fantastic programme has already won multiple awards and supports so many people in Rushcliffe and surrounding areas and I am proud to be supporting it.

“I have currently reached 64% of my donation goal – thank you to everyone that has donated so far! If you would like to support this me and this fantastic local cause, you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/ruth-edwards-mp1684937428000

You can help Forget Me Notts by sponsoring Ruth here or sign up to take part in the event yourself here.

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