TV star Hugh Dennis signs up for Great South Run

Hugh Dennis
Hugh Dennis
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ACTOR and comedian Hugh Dennis is taking part in the Morrisons Great South Run for the third time in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Mock the Week panellist, who completed the run in 2011 and 2014, will be among 25,000 runners to take part in the 10-mile event on Sunday, October 25.

The Great South Run is a great course with a fantastic atmosphere and I am delighted to return to raise money for this deserving cause

Hugh Dennis

The Chichester resident has been a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society since the reality of caring for a person with dementia was highlighted in his hit TV sitcom Outnumbered.

In the show, Mr Dennis’ character, Pete Brockman, had to cope with the effects of his father-in-law suffering from the disease.

He said: ‘The Great South Run is a great course with a fantastic atmosphere and I am delighted to return to raise money for this deserving cause.

‘It is estimated that 800,000 people in the UK live with dementia – a condition that not only affects individuals but their friends and families too.

‘The Alzheimer’s Society carries out important work in helping people with dementia and their loved ones, and in raising awareness of the disease so that people have a greater understanding of its effects and of the support that is available.’

Kat Cox, events fundraising manager for the 
Society, said: ‘We are once again grateful for Hugh Dennis’s support in helping to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and awareness of the effects of dementia.’