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Iceland Foods chief to run London Marathon in memory of his mother

Iceland Foods executive chairman, Richard Walker, is to run in this weekend’s London Marathon as he looks to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK…. View Article

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Iceland Foods chief to run London Marathon in memory of his mother

Iceland Foods executive chairman, Richard Walker, is to run in this weekend’s London Marathon as he looks to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

He first became a supporter of the UK’s leading dementia research charity after his mother, Lady Walker, was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 and passed away in 2021. The 43-year-old has since been made an Ambassador of the charity and will be running the race in memory of his mother.

Since 2011, Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation has raised over £5 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The new challenge comes less than 12 months after Walker climbed Mount Everest for another dementia cause, the Rare Dementia Support Centre.

Walker said: “Dementia devastated my family and robbed my mother of some of the most precious years of her life. I know nothing I can do will replace what we’ve lost, but I can’t rest knowing this condition is causing the same heartbreak to other families.

“We must find a way to stop dementia, which is why I’m proud to be an Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Research UK and taking on the London Marathon next month in support of this vital cause. I hope by doing this, I can raise much-needed awareness to support research efforts.”

To support Walker’s efforts, you can donate to his fundraising page here.

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