Hatfield cricketer to tackle three marathons in a month

PUBLISHED: 11:52 17 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:42 26 October 2009

Richard Hazeldene: tackling three marathons in five weeks

Richard Hazeldene: tackling three marathons in five weeks

A CRICKETER is hoping to raise more than £3,500 for a dementia charity by completing three marathons in just five weeks. Hatfield Cricket Club captain Richard Hazeldene will begin his task in Rome on March 22, before competing in Paris on April 5 and Lond

A CRICKETER is hoping to raise more than £3,500 for a dementia charity by completing three marathons in just five weeks.

Hatfield Cricket Club captain Richard Hazeldene will begin his task in Rome on March 22, before competing in Paris on April 5 and London on April 26.

Richard, 43, will be running on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society, and told the WHT he chose the charity after his father was diagnosed with the condition last year.

He said: "Life within the family has changed immensely now.

"It has had a far reaching effect on all of us, not just my father."

Richard, who lives in Stevenage, described the challenge as "enormous" and added: "I've been training hard for this since October and am hoping to be able to carry this off and still be in one piece!"

Jo Swinhoe, for the Alzheimer's Society, said: "As a charity we rely on the generosity of individuals like Richard to help us care for people today and find a cure for tomorrow.

"One in three older people will end their life with a form of dementia.

"It is more than just memory loss - it robs people of their lives and has a devastating impact on families and loved ones."

She added: "Please back Richard in his fundraising efforts so that we can continue leading the fight against dementia."

To sponsor Richard go to www.justgiving.com/richards335challenge, or call him on 07811 592349.

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