Birmingham City University News Piece – “Marathon effort for Alzheimer’s”

A student from the School of Architecture will be raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society this October as he takes part in the Great Birmingham Run.

Ross Hetherington, who is in the third year of his degree in Architecture, will be participating in the Great Birmingham Run on the 23 October.

Ross commented: “I have only been running for six months, but I’ve really pushed over the summer to run consistently and increase my distances. This will be my first half marathon, so it has required a lot of persistence and drive to keep going. I’ve also had to fight set backs along the way with my knee after I suffered a Patella strain.”

He added: “The Alzheimer’s Society are a great cause helping people who have Dementia in the best possible way. My grandmother has Alzheimer’s and seeing someone deteriorate in front of you is shocking. If my donations can help just a little bit then that is a positive thing.”

The run will be broadcast live on Channel 5 at 10:30 on 23 October. You might even be able to catch a sight of Ross, he will be runner number 13159.

You can help Ross’s campaign for the Alzheimer’s Society by visiting his JustGiving page.

From Birmingham City University News Wire

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