Could you take on ten miles for MacIntyre? On Saturday 23 February, Jan Kendall did just that by running the Looe Ten Miler, to raise over £300 for our growing number of Memory Cafés across the country.
Speaking about his fundraising experience, Jan said:
"I found out about the ‘Looe Ten Miler’ as I holidayed in Cornwall, visiting some family last year. I decided to raise funds for a MacIntyre Memory Café within Worcestershire, as we supported someone at my service who was diagnosed with vascular dementia.”
“My own father was diagnosed with vascular dementia about three and a half years ago. To be able to marry up a race I have a great family connection with and to be able to raise some money for a MacIntyre project was too good to turn down.”
Training for the ‘Looe Ten Miler’ was a new challenge for Jan, but as a result of tackling steep hills, playing basketball and taking part in his local Parkrun; he was able to stay motivated.
Reflecting on the day, Jan said:
“I would love to do the race again, as I really enjoyed doing it. The camaraderie with the other athletes on race-day was fun!”
On behalf of everyone at MacIntyre, we’d like to thank Jan for all of his efforts.