Bury St Edmunds solicitor to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research

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A solicitor will boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK when he takes part in a charity walk this weekend.

Paul Forshaw, 59, will be taking on the charity’s Big Walk, having seen the devastating effects of the disease first hand.

“My mother has Alzheimer’s and has to have 24 hour care in a nursing home in Norwich. She is 90 now and doesn’t know who I am some of the time and doesn’t recognise my children.

“When she was younger she was a nurse and was such a capable and even tempered lady.

“This devastating disease has gradually robbed her of her knowledge and precious memories. She can’t do anything for herself any more and sometimes gets furious and aggressive when people try to help her - it’s very distressing.”

Paul retired from working for the Crown Prosecution Service two years ago. His wife Alice has multiple schlerosis and Paul now works part time as a defence lawyer for Oslers Solicitors.

He took part in his first half marathon in 2009, a year after having a hip replacement, and has taken part in many runs and walks since. He says he is looking forward to the nine mile walk at Comberton on Sunday.

“I used to hate running at school, now I have got the bug,” said Paul. Sponsor him at virginmoneygiving.com/PaulForshaw