W Bro Keith Pibworth, the Immediate Past Master of Birchfield Lodge and a member of the Round Table Lodge in Staffordshire, at an age when he might know better, is preparing to run in the Edinburgh Marathon. His reason is explained below, but his aim is to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, an illness by which many of us have been closely affected, and which is supported substantially by Freemasonry – the Masonic Charitable Foundation has recently donated £175,000 to Alzheimer’s Research. If you feel able to support Keith’s efforts, please visit his donations page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Keith-Pibworth.
About the charity
Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.
Keith says, "I am running the Edinburgh marathon on Sunday 28th May 2017 in memory of my Mum who died from Alzheimer's disease on 4th July 2016. She would have been 80 on 30th May 2017 and this is my way of remembering her. You may say that I'm old enough to know better than to put my body through this gruelling event and I probably agree with you but if my (and your) contribution helps people come to terms with this disease quicker than we did, let alone find a cure for it all, the effort will be worth it. My long run is now 21 miles so all is going well."