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Manak Solicitors Sponsor Marathon Runner Philippa Hughes

By September 22, 2020Charity

Manak Solicitors are very excited to support Philippa Hughes as she runs 20 marathons in 2020! We have donated £400 to her very worthy cause as she raises money for The Lewy Body Society, which funds research and raises awareness on Lewy Body Dementia.

Lewy Body Dementia affects about 130,000 people in the UK and shares mental symptoms with Alzheimers and physical symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease. It causes confusion, loss of memory, slow movement and is often misdiagnosed. The Lewy Body Society was founded in 2006 to support research into DLB and to educate the public and medical profession. The Society now funds research at Cambridge, UCL, Newcastle and Southampton Universities.

Dementia affects so many of us in the UK, and Philippa is running in memory of her grandad who passed away after battling Lewy Body Dementia. Manak are grateful to have the opportunity to support her in this effort and will be cheering Philippa on from start to finish! Below are the events that Philippa will be running and updates throughout the year:

19th JanCrystal Palace Winter Half Marathon1.55.53
2nd FebEgham and Thorpe Half Marathon1:51:38
16th FebHeadcorn Half Marathon 
15th MarchPathos Full Marathon 
29th MarchHastings Half Marathon 
5th AprilPodPlus Kent (Charing) Half Marathon 
25th AprilLee Valley Velopark Half Marathon 
9th MayEastbourne Half Marathon 
30th MayBrighton Run2Music Half Marathon 
14th JuneWeald Challenge Trail Half Marathon 
28th JuneRichmond Park Half Marathon 
5th JulyBewl 15 Mile 
26th JulyCrystal Palace Half Marathon 
2nd AugustChislehurst Trail Half 
31st AugustCanterbury Half Marathon 
13th SeptRichmond Run Fest Half Marathon 
26th SeptNorfolk Costal Trial Half Marathon 
18th OctAmsterdam Full Marathon 
8th NovBedgebury Half Marathon 
6th DecLee Valley Velopark Half Marathon 

To support Philippa in her fundraising, please visit her JustGiving page!

Update 2nd Feb:

Philippa ran the Egham and Thorpe Half Marathon this weekend and ran it in an impressive 1:51:38! A great effort as she heads to Headcorn in a couple of weeks. Pictured below is her t shirt and medal from the event!

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