SportBU and BU Dementia Institute (BUDI) would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved in the‪#‎DoSomethingForDementia Spin Challenge during the recent ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Together, you met the target to cover 850,000 metres on the spin bikes – that’s one metre for every person living with Dementia in the UK*.

Almost 100 participants cycled the equivalent distance of Bournemouth to Dundee between 10am and 8pm on Wednesday 11 November, raising £100.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society which will go towards supporting those who live with Dementia in the UK or funding much needed research into the disease.

Dr Michelle Heward, a research fellow working with BUDI said “It was great to see so many students getting involved to help raise awareness and money for Dementia and the Alzheimer’s Society – another step forward towards creating a Dementia Friendly University.”

This event was part of a range of BUDI’s Dementia awareness raising activity for the festival which also included some poetry from Jonny “Fluffypunk” Seagrave.

Check the BUDI blog to get more involved and find out how Dementia affects people living in Dorset. If you’re keen get active to maintain a healthy body and mind, SportBU have a range of classes, courses and activities you can get involved with.

* Statistics taken from the Alzheimer’s Society website – Alzheimer’s Society is a registered Charity No. 296645.

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