Anthony Ogogo, the British Olympic boxer, will be running exercise classes in Beccles to raise support for his mother’s fundraising expedition to raise awareness of dementia, next weekend.
Ogogo’s mum, Teresa, is part of a team of four people who will be completing the Ben Nevis Midnight Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society as part of a four-person team. She’s going to be participating alongside Beccles resident Alice Denham, whose mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year. The pair have been recovering and fundraising together for the past year after having met when both being treated for ruptured aneurysms at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Anthony will be running circuit training with the chance to chat to him about his boxing career and there’ll also be the chance to learn to Nordic Walk, try hydrotherapy massage sessions and talk with representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society. Saturday’s event is taking place so as to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week. Beccles Gym will be open from 10.30am to 4.30pm next Saturday, and all are welcome. The sessions with Anthony cost £10 and can be booked by calling 07990587989 and a set of refreshment and raffle will also be present. To sponsor them visit www.justgiving.com/teams/WalktheJourney2014