08 November 2011
Film of service user’s rowing challenge for Alzheimer's to be screened
A film about one of AWP's service user's lifelong goal to row
down the River Thames and raise money for Alzheimer's research will
be screened on the Community Channel this November.
'Forget Me Not' tells the story
of Jamie Graham who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease aged
Jamie's ambition was to row the 25 mile stretch of river from
Henley-on-Thames to Eton School, where he would finish his
challenge by heading up the annual Procession of Boats at the
school where he was once a pupil. A team of former Olympian rowers
joined forces to help Jamie achieve his aim.
The film weaves an intimate picture of life with Alzheimer's,
set against the backdrop of the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
It is his own story, in his own often faltering but candid and
So far Jamie has raised over £99K for Alzheimer's Research UK -
if you'd like to donate and help him meet his target of £100K,
please visit Jamie's website Forget Me Not
'Forget Me Not' broadcasts on Sky 539 and Virgin Media 233
tonight (Thursday 8 November) at 11pm and on Friday 9 November at
2:10am and Saturday 24 November at 8pm.