Redbourn Fun Run 2018’s generous contribution

Music for my Mind was delighted to be a part of the Redbourn Fun Run 2018 held on 20th May 2018, organised by a group of volunteer mums from the village. The event had a great turnout and support from enthusiastic and energetic families ready to participate in the fun. There was a great sense of close community coming from all of the 813 participants and the over 1000 spectators who attended.

The start line at the Redbourn Fun Run 2018

The RFR chose Music for my Mind as one of the charities to sponsor through the event and we had a great time manning our stall and talking to families about music and dementia and trying to discover their favourite music playlists! Our Founder, Keith McAdam also started the 3km race and presented the winners with their medals and prizes.

Founder Keith McAdam awarding the proud winners

As a result of the event, the organisers of the Redbourn Fun Run and their sponsors donated £1532.75 to our cause, for which we are very grateful. The money will be put towards our ongoing project of discovering people’s favourite playlists within an hour and finding the best, easiest to use way of delivering those playlists in a care home environment.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Medals awarded at Redbourn Fun Run 2018

All photos © Wendy Gill

Redbourn Fun Run in support of Music for my Mind

The Redbourn Fun Run was launched in a special assembly at Redbourn Junior and Infant Schools and will be in support of Music for my Mind.

Our founder, Keith McAdam, visited the schools to speak to the pupils about the power of music. The annual Redbourn Fun Run will be on 20th May 2018 at the Redbourn Leisure Centre and will raise funds for Music for my Mind. There will be 1 km, 3km and 5km races, plus a relay race with teams of 4. All participants will receive a Fun Run medal and winners will receive a trophy. The first 100 children to sign up will receive a free t-shirt. There will be activities and stalls offered all day to keep the family entertained.

Keith McAdam awarding the winners of the competition to design the Redbourn Fun Run tambourines

Keith also congratulated the two pupils, Matilda Bennett and Poppy Bullen, who won the competition to design tambourines to be shaken by the supporters and to encourage the runners.

To read more and enter the Fun Run, visit their website: http://redbournfunrun.co.uk/

To read how the event went and see photos, read this article.

Tony Husband illustrates the effect on carers coping with Dementia

‘Take Care, Son’ by Tony Husband

Tony Husband has kindly agreed to let us use his wonderful cartoons that so eloquently describe the journey the carer goes on as they witness the effects of dementia on a loved one.

Take Care, Son by Tony Husband

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These are taken from an award winning book “Take Care Son” where Tony used his own experiences with his Dad.

For anyone who has experienced dementia within the family this book will resonate and provoke happy memories and smiles as well as the sad memories and the realities of the disease.

The Daily Mail article ‘Saddest Goodbye‘ touched the public and won the Best Coverage of Issues Around Dementia (Barchester Healthcare Special Award).

If you would like to know more about our project then please click here.

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