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2017
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E.ON employee runs Birmingham International Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society

My father suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which has very strong links to dementia, and I’ve also seen many families I know be affected by Alzheimer’s and so I felt very strongly about raising money for the amazing work that Alzheimer’s Society does. All of the money I’ve raised is going to Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Support Workers who make such a fantastic difference!
Phil Shaw, Director of Sales and Service Operations at E.ON

Worcestershire resident Phil Shaw has successfully completed the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Society, E.ON’s official charity partner.

Phil lives in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, and is E.ON’s Director of Residential Operations. He decided to run for Alzheimer’s Society for personal reasons and has reached his fundraising target of £1,500.

Phil said: “Last year, my children and I did the Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Society and had a great time. This year, I decided to step up the pace a little! I thought I’d challenge myself for my 40th Birthday to train for my first marathon and raise even more money for this amazing charity. I’m absolutely thrilled to have done it.

“My father suffers from Parkinson’s disease, which has very strong links to dementia, and I’ve also seen many families I know be affected by Alzheimer’s and so I felt very strongly about raising money for the amazing work that Alzheimer’s Society does. All of the money I’ve raised is going to Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Support Workers who make such a fantastic difference!”

Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser, Emma Dowler, said: “It’s truly amazing to see how passionate and committed Phil and other E.ON volunteers are in fundraising for our Dementia Support Workers and we’re very appreciative of all of E.ON’s support.

“All of the money raised by Phil, as well as other fundraising efforts by E.ON employees, will be used to fund Dementia Support Workers who work in the community, including in and around Worcestershire. Dementia Support Workers provide support, information and guidance to people affected by dementia to help maintain their independence, improving their sense of wellbeing and putting them more in control of their lives. They assist people affected by dementia to identify their needs and access to services.”

Alzheimer’s Society was chosen as E.ON’s official charity partner by colleague vote. The two-year relationship began in the summer of 2016 with the aim of donating £200,000 to the charity.

For more information about accessing the Dementia Support Workers service, please call the Worcestershire office on 01905 621868

For more information about E.ON’s work with Alzheimer’s Society, visit eonenergy.com/charity

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For more information contact:

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523, naomi.troy@eon-uk.com

Fiona MacGregor, 07976374161, fiona.macgregor@eon-uk.com

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681, jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

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