Jog 50 miles in November!

Published: 02/11/2020

This November, Dementia UK is hosting a 50-mile jog to raise money for Dementia research and support.

This November, Dementia UK is hosting a 50-mile jog to raise money for Dementia research and support. The run can be done wherever and however you like, be it on the treadmill or up a mountain! The only requirement is to follow social distancing and the fundraising is done virtually via Facebook.

Many people have signed up for this challenge including Mandy Sparkes, who is the Care Manager at local award-winning homecare provider Bluebird Care Croydon.

Dementia is a worldwide challenge, with nearly 50 million people globally living with it. In the UK alone, there are 850,000 people with dementia. More than 40,000 people under 65 have dementia and 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 are affected. Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia.

Dean Slade, Director of Bluebird Care Croydon, commented:

“Fundraising for Dementia UK is something close to our heart. Many of our customers already have or may develop dementia. Our care workers are Dementia Friends and can undergo additional training to further their expertise and understanding of dementia. It is important that we raise awareness and work together to tackle dementia.

The team at Bluebird Care Croydon are all proud of Mandy’s efforts to raise money for dementia. Jogging for 50 miles is no easy task! Let’s work together to help beat dementia!”

If you’d like to donate for Mandy's fundraiser for Dementia UK Jog 50 miles in November, visit

Mandy said: “Whether you donate £5 or £500, your contribution will make an impact on dementia. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support!”

To find out more about Dementia research, support and the Dementia UK Jog 50 miles challenge, visit

Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more details contact Bluebird Care by calling 020 8686 9496, emailing, or by visiting their website