Welcome Team Anthony Cook

We get really excited when we find out that someone new has registered to take part in the Gold Challenge.  Read on to get to know Team DUK…

With less than one month to go until the opening ceremony of London 2012, Team DUK is still growing.  We feel that all Team DUK individuals and groups deserve equal recognition.  During the course of the Gold Challenge we will be highlighting all of our Team DUK participants.

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Team Anthony Cook is made up of family members Chloe, Sophie, Kate, Joan, Tom and Andrew.

The team are doing many different activities to complete their 2012 km including swimming, running, rowing and cycling.  They plan to complete their final km’s altogether by going on big family walk.

Team Anthony Cook are hoping to raise £300 for Dementia UK.

Go Team Anthony Cook and go Team DUK!

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Team Hewat Go Global

In January, Team Hewat took on the challenge to run, walk, cycle or ride 2012km by 31st July 2012. 

Zack and Margaret Hewat in Dementia UK t-shirts

Margaret and Zack – Team Hewat in Australia

Along the way they recruited friends in the UK and relatives from Australia to join them in their challenge.  We were really excited to see that support for Dementia UK and the Gold Challenge is going global.

Despite illness, injury and a lot of foreign travel, Team Hewat have reached their goal well in advance of the deadline, achieving 2435km and 989 meters.

What a successful challenge this has been for Team Hewat, as team member Kevin, also took part in the charity parade at the Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event on 1st April 2012.

Team Hewat are still fundraising towards their 2012km challenge.  To see how they’re doing click here.

Watch this space for their final fundraising target… 

Go Team Hewat and go Team DUK!

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Cole’s Challenge to Row 2012km

We get really excited when we find out that someone new has registered to take part in the Gold Challenge.  Read on to get to know Team DUK…

Team DUK is rapidly growing and we feel that all Team DUK individuals and groups deserve equal recognition.  During the course of the Gold Challenge we will be highlighting all of our Team DUK participants.

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Cole Holroyd is a pupil of  Sir John Lawes school in Harpenden and he is hoping to row 2012km by the start of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.

Cole was fortunate to receive the chance to take part in the Charity parade with Dementia UK at the Olympic Stadium Event on the 1st April 2012 and has to date raised a total of £409.75 in aid of Dementia UK.

To follow Cole’s challenge read here 

Go Cole and go Team DUK!

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Dalbinder Completes 2012km Challenge

Congratulations to Dalbinder Sanghera who completed her 2012km challenge in April.

Not only did Dalbinder raise the total of £256.25 in aid of Dementia UK, she also received a once in a lifetime opportunity to run 100m on the Olympic Stadium track.

Thank you Dalbinder for supporting Dementia UK.

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Team Bad Sports Win 100m on Olympic Track

The Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event gave individuals the opportunity to be among the first people in the world to run the 100m on the track that will see the stars of Team GB and Paralympics GB compete against world Olympic and Paralympics athletes in summer 2012.

Four members of Team Bad Sports came 1st place in their corporate team relay race on Sunday – with Relwyn seeing the boys over the finishing line.

Team Captain, Barry Austin tells us what it was like to take part in the Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event;

“It was fantastic to be given the chance to run at the Olympic stadium as part of the Gold Challenge event.   To just run on the track was great, but to win the race was the icing on the cake – seeing one of our team, Relwyn, being interviewed on the big screen afterwards was a memorable experience.  It’s fair to say that the team were buzzing after the race, so it’s hard to imagine how it must feel to win an  Olympic or Paralympic medal!   More importantly though, being part of the race led to us getting more sponsorship for our chosen charity, Dementia UK”

Team Bad Sports A & B are half way through their 2012km challenge and have, to date, raised £1020.00 for Dementia UK.

Thank you team, keep it up!

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Robert Completes 2012km in Olympic Stadium

Congratulations to Robert Burge who set himself the challenge of completing 2012km in just 4 months.  On Sunday 1st April 2012, he succeeded in doing just that, by running his final 100m on the Olympic Stadium track.

16 of Robert’s family and friends were there to watch him complete his challenge on what was a wonderful day.  Read more about Robert’s day here!  

Robert completed his challenge having raised an impressive £3,368.75 for Dementia UK.

Thank you Robert for your support.

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Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event Highlights

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