Kara rounds off fundraising effort with London Marathon 2019

So many of our supporters choose to raise money for the Lewy Body Society because of their personal experience of the disease. This is the case for Kara Coles, who ran the London Marathon for the first time this year in a fantastic time of 5 hours and 29 minutes. Kara’s dad was diagnosed with […]

Snowdrop Day in Marlcliff

We love hearing about the wonderful ways that people raise money for the Lewy Body Society.  Whether its running, walking (through our new Step up campaign) or holding a coffee morning or race night, we are so grateful to all our dedicated supporters. A group of friends and neighbours in the village of Marlcliff in […]

Les Magee appointed as an Ambassador of the Lewy Body Society

Les Magee, a renowned Northern Ireland-based musician, has joined Ken Clasper and Conor McGinn MP and become our third Ambassador. We have worked with Les for a number of years and are delighted that she has agreed to take on the role. Although extremely busy singing and playing the harp and piano at weddings, Les […]

The Slowey family raise nearly £7,500 for Lewy body dementia research

We would like to thank the Slowey family, who for the second year running have undertaken a huge fundraising effort on behalf of the Lewy Body Society. They have been raising money in memory of their mum and gran, who passed away in March 2017 aged 80, having been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia four […]

MPs show their support for Lewy body dementia

On 14th November we held a meeting in the Houses of Parliament to discuss Lewy body dementia with MPs and Peers. The team from Join Dementia Research also came along to discuss their work on recruiting volunteers for research studies and drug trials. Among those who attended were Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Care at […]

Great North Run profile: Sophie Ellis

Sophie Ellis, a French teacher at Greenhead College in Huddersfield, is tackling her first ever half-marathon to raise awareness of Lewy body dementia, in memory of her grandad who had the disease.  Sophie’s grandad Mike Ellis died in July aged 83, having been diagnosed with the condition 4 years previously, and having had dementia symptoms […]

Great North Run profile: Mark Clasper

Mark Clasper from Chester-le-Street is taking part in the Great North Run on 9th September on behalf of the Lewy Body Society. Mark’s father Ken was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in 2003. Ken has since become an Ambassador for the Lewy Body Society and writes a blog about his experience of living with Lewy […]

The Seventh Scottish Care and Dementia Conference 2015

The Lewy Body Society were delighted to attend the seventh Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh – April 29th. Trustee James McGarry manned our stand and enjoyed meeting many members of the caring community and also dementia patients visiting this excellent conference.