Turning 50 is a milestone to be celebrated!

Shelle has decided to make her 51st year one to remember. July 2021 sees her launching an initiative to complete ‘50 Challenges at 50‘, all in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. 

You can challenge her and donate via the JustGiving page here. 

Shelle Luscombe - 50 at 50

“My family have travelled a difficult path with Dementia; it’s an awful disease, which robs people of their dignity, their relationships, and their soul, and there is currently no cure.

  • Dementia (including Alzheimer’s) is now the number one cause of death in the UK
  • For every four cancer researchers, there is only one dementia researcher in the UK and worldwide
  • The annual cost of Dementia to the UK economy is circa £26bn, which is greater than the cost of cancer and heart disease put together

    “Research is absolutely critical to improving our future, and those of our children. Hence, I’ve chosen Alzheimer’s Research UK to be my charity partner for this initiative.”

    *I reserve the right to refuse a challenge. I may adapt a challenge to make it affordable and/or achievable.

    “What will you challenge me to do?”

    In support of Alzheimer's Research UK

    #29 Painting by numbers

    #29 Painting by numbers

    Well, not quite, but it might as well have been! My mate Anthony Pryde messaged me one day to excitedly announce he’d found a challenge for me – in Artists & Illustrators magazine. Oh heck! The brief was to paint a lifelike portrait with just three colours plus...

    #28 Get over it!

    #28 Get over it!

    The O2 Dome was built to commemorate the arrival of the third millennium and, throughout the year 2000, it housed the Millennium Experience. It’s since been converted into a huge entertainment complex with the second largest capacity arena in the UK at its heart. The...

    #27 Sssshhhh!

    #27 Sssshhhh!

    I’ve always kind of fancied going to one of those silent retreats run by monks. You know the kind? Meditation, communal eating and time spent in nature, but all in complete silence. I then chuckle to myself, wondering how I’d really get on with not being able to talk....

    #26 A Walk Through Dementia

    #26 A Walk Through Dementia

    The Alzheimer’s Show happens once a year. This year, it was 25th and 26th March at The Business Design Centre in Islington. Throughout my challenges, I’ve been working with the fundraising and communications team at Alzheimer’s Research UK head office to brainstorm...

    #25 Follow the orange beanie

    #25 Follow the orange beanie

    Every now and then a national challenge organised by the Alzheimer’s Research UK charity pops up; one that I feel I can realistically get involved with. February’s walk a mile a day challenge was one of those, and it came with a free orange beanie to boot! You’d think...

    #24 Future Strictly contestant, right here!

    #24 Future Strictly contestant, right here!

    Dance like no one’s watching, as the saying goes. Erm… not so much. Crikey, I was really self-conscious when I finally got around to completing a challenge set early on by my friend Vicki to join a dance class. This specifically had to be Salsa, or the like. (Aha! I...