Sugar-free challenge in memory of mum

A DETERMINED daughter is giving up sweets for an entire month to raise money for charity.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 6:00 am
Adela Routledge, right, with her late mum Agnes Cox

Adela Routledge, 34, has given up all things sugary for the month of May in a bid to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Adela’s mum Agnes Cox died earlier this year after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and Adela is determined to do all she can in memory of her.

She said: ‘I want to raise as much money as I can for the Alzheimer’s Society so that the best care can be given to those currently suffering with this horrible disease.’

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Adela, who lives in Cosham, has given up all sweet foods from ice creams to doughnuts as part of her month-long challenge.

She said: ‘This is going to be tough for me, it will be as difficult as running a marathon or climbing a mountain.’

Adela says her mum was an inspiration to others and will always be remembered as a caring person who always put others first.

She said: ‘My mum was a very warm, friendly person who could make friends with anyone – she loved chatting to people and was always willing to help anyone she could. She really was a truly special lady, a fighter.’

Adela initially hoped to raise around £100 for the Alzheimer’s Society but has already raised over £300 in memory of her brave mum.

She said: ‘My family and I are so grateful for all the donations I have received so far and it goes to show how much my mum was loved by so many people.’

To donate to Adela’s sweet free challenge go to