Paul Saunders Marathon HERO

Marathon effort for Alzheimer's Society

Staff member Paul Saunders runs the Brighton Marathon in aid of The FA chosen charity

On Sunday our Projects Manager, Paul Saunders, 60, completed the Brighton Marathon in aid of The FA’s chosen charity the Alzheimer’s Society.

Paul completed the marathon in an impressive time of 4 hours, 7 minutes and 31 seconds.

Paul had been in training for months in order to complete the 26-mile race around the city, and so far his efforts have raised over £800 for the charity; which will help fund the vital work they do in supporting people, and their families, going through dementia. 

Last year, it was announced that the Alzheimer’s Society would become a chosen charity of The FA.

This partnership has seen the introduction of a referral scheme, so that anyone in football could contact the charity if they were worried about themselves or a member of their family.

The new referral pathways into Alzheimer’s Society services make it easier and quicker for players, coaches, referees, and staff in Sussex to access support or guidance needed when concerns arise about themselves or a loved one - contact Paul Saunders, Alzheimer's Referrer.

Members will benefit from practical and emotional support from Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advisers, who provide practical advice, emotional support and guidance for the best next step.

Speaking after completing the marathon, Paul said: “Never, never again!”

Paul would like to thank everyone for their donations so far, and if you’d like to contribute, you can via Paul’s Just Giving page. 

For more information on the work of the Alzheimer's Society please contact:

Alzheimer’s Society
T: 0330 333 0804