The Aspinall sisters are preparing to run this Sunday's Leeds Half Marathon to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK on the behalf of their Grandparents.
Aspinall sisters Emma, Rosie and Helen all prepare for the Leeds Half Marathon to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK
The Aspinall family have been affected by Dementia for seven years. Three of the girls’ grandparents have been diagnosed with the disease – two of which have sadly passed.
The Aspinall sisters are running the Leeds Half Marathon this May 2018 to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.
“We are determined to raise more awareness and do our bit to help the charity continue with their valuable research.”
Ron Aspinall, the girls’ surviving Grandparent, has only just been diagnosed with mild Dementia and is now living on his own after the recent passing of his wife Margaret.
Margaret had a far stronger case of dementia and unfortunately had to live in a care home following Ron’s diagnosis.
“It was a heartbreaking decision for us as a family to separate them, but Ron could not look after Margaret on his own anymore due to his own health complications.
“This was the best decision for everyone, especially for Margaret and her wellbeing”
Emma’s experiences with her Grandparents and Dementia has inspired a career working at a music and wellbeing charity.
“I was inspired to pursue this career after witnessing the positive impact of music on both my Grandma's as they lived with the disease.
“I find this work extremely rewarding and felt that with the experience I had with my Grandparents, I could help others with Dementia and other life changing illnesses and disabilities through the power of music and singing.”
The Aspinall sisters will be among thousands of runners at the Leeds Half Marathon running for a plethora of deserving causes.
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