Look Hugh’S Taking On The Morrisons Great South Run!
Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis is to return to Portsmouth to take part in the Morrisons Great South Run in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.
Hugh, who has previously taken part in the event in 2011 and 2014, will be among up to 25,000 runners to take part in the world's leading 10-mile running event, which sets off from Southsea on Sunday, October 25.
The Mock the Week panellist 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, Hugh's character Pete Brockman had to cope with the effects of his father-in-law suffering from the disease.
Hugh said: “The Morrisons 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 Alzheimer's 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.”
The Morrisons Great South Run is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary in Portsmouth and has helped bring in an estimated £25million for charities over the years.
The famously fast and flat course is suitable for runners of all abilities and takes in stunning landmarks including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior.
Thousands of supporters line the route to cheer the runners on, and the event ends with a final two-mile stretch along Southsea seafront.
The Morrisons Great South Run will take place in Portsmouth on Sunday, October. Enter here