Rahman takes on 100k challenge for Running Down Dementia

PUBLISHED: 16:00 08 June 2018

Emdad Rahman (second from left) is taking on a 100k challenge for Running Down Dementia

Emdad Rahman (second from left) is taking on a 100k challenge for Running Down Dementia


Barking’s Emdad Rahman MBE has signed up to run 100 kilometres in support of Running Down Dementia, writes Muhammad Ismael.

The community volunteer is also a Dementia Friends Champion and is lacing up to try and help defeat the illness as for the second year running the Freeman of the City of London will run 100km to power life-changing research.

Rahman was invited to the Neighbours in Poplar elderly luncheon club and get-together group at St Matthias Old Church to join elderly guests in a performance organised by the National Ballet.

He said: “I’m inspired by the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK and wanted to support them by participating in Running Down Dementia 2018.

“The more people that know about Alzheimer’s Research UK, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my exploits and my page with friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot.”

Sister Christine Frost MBE added: “Dementia is fast increasing on a day-by-day basis and we face new challenges everyday to support our local residents and those who rely on Neighbours in Poplar.

“This is a great initiative and will do so much to highlight the need to come out and be supportive.”

Neighbours in Poplar provide Multi-Faith Care in the community through practical support and care for vulnerable people who are living at home, regardless of their faith, age, race, gender, culture, or disability.

The team also provide disadvantaged children with breaks from their normal environment during the summer holidays.

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