A WALTHAM Chase woman is aiming to run 100km before the end of the summer to raise money for a dementia charity.

Lilly Stevens, 22, has signed up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia challenge.

It asks people to to run either 100km or 300km before the end of August.

Ms Stevens said: “I am running this for my nana, Wendy. She is one of the most amazing people I know, but sadly has Alzheimer’s Disease.

"The money that is raised will help in such an important way, that I couldn’t say no to the challenge."

She has so far raised £261.86.

To sponsor her, visit https://run.thetreblechallenge.org/pages/lilly-stevens.

Alzheimer’s Research UK, which is the official charity partner of parkrun UK, first launched Running Down Dementia in 2016.

It has so far raised over £1million for life-changing research.

Julia Sobik, head of sporting events at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: "Dementia affects a significant proportion of the population – more than half of UK adults know someone with dementia.

"Today, there are no effective treatments to slow, stop or prevent the diseases that cause dementia, but scientists are working hard to change that.

"We are so grateful to everyone who is clocking up the kilometres for Running Down Dementia.

"The vital funds raised will help us in our mission to make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia that will keep them connected to their families, their worlds and themselves for longer.”