Samantha Thompson, 25 from Ellesmere Port is running the London Marathon on Sunday, April 26 to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society after both her grandmothers were diagnosed with the illness.

Sam, a project engineer at Heysham 1 Nuclear Power Station has already raised over £2500. If you’d like to support Sam you can sponsor her at

Sam’s mum Jo Thompson has set up a website which is full of funny stories supplied by friends and family of Alzheimer’s suffers to help people through the most traumatic time of their lives watching their loved ones revert to being a helpless child.