Fundraising Ideas and Events

We raise most of our funding through our members and their families doing all sorts of sponsored activity and fundraising events. Think about anything you enjoy doing in your spare time, it can be a fantastic way to fundraise and …

London to Bankok by Motorcycle

Phil Evans, a 48 year old Welshman from London, is riding his Triumph Tiger 800 XC from London to Bangkok. He is doing this in memory of his late father John Evans who suffered from Lewy Body Dementia. Phil has …

Doctoral research

Our sponsored Ph.D. student describes her project: “My PhD project investigates genes and molecular processes which might lead to dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), focusing on the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene. It has recently been suggested that …

Alex ran the GNR and to date has raised £643

On September 18th 2011, Alex Haydock ran the Great North Run in Newcastle in 1 hour 56 minutes. He ran the 13.1  miles to raise awareness for the Lewy Body Society because his Grandad has Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). …

Over Streams and Squirrel Woods by Alys Williams

Jenny Thomas wanted to write about a person who has a disease which slowly destroys the ability to communicate or recognise anyone, causes the loss of bodily functions, forces dependency and dehumanises the sufferer – as Lewy body dementia did …

New project with Parkinsons UK

The Lewy Body Society is supporting an innovation grant under the Parkinson’s UK award scheme.  For more information use this link.

Granddaughter’s Poetic Memory

Kath Tyler, whose mother was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia two years ago, has sent us a lovely poem written by her daughter Annie. In it Annie powerfully describes the progress of her Gandmother’s illness with love and fond memory. …

Johnston Women run the GNR

Jane Johnston & and Daughter Sarah ran this year’s Great North Run in Memory of Jim Johnston who recently died from Lewy Body Dementia. The GNR is 13 miles long so it is a great effort and very well done Jane …