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Student shares charity work with BBC Breakfast

Year 8 student Dan Franks has been busy working closely with charity Alzheimer's Research UK.  A subject very close to Dan's heart as his Nan has been suffering from Alzheimers for over 7 years now.

Dan and his mum soon came to realise that there was little information or help for young people who were affected by the disease although many children will encounter the devastating effects it can have on their relatives or loved ones. Dan's mum became a 'champion' for Alzheimer's Research UK a few years ago and since then Dan has helped to raise awareness of the charity and much needed funds through various initiatives such as A Gig to Remember, a charity gig headlined by none other than the 'Bootleg Beatles'.

Dan hopes to be involved with similar events in the future as he said, " It helps to do something positive. Raising money for the charity means that I am helping others in the future. The funds raised will go towards research and development and hopefully finding a cure."

Brave Dan was interviewed in the BBC studies in Manchester by Bill Turnball and he shared his story BBC Breakfast on Tuesday 24 November 2015. The interview wasn't scripted, it is Dan just talking in his own words. When asked if he was nervous Dan coolly replied, "I was a bit nervous beforehand but ok once I started talking. There were four cameras on me and the studio was much smaller than I imagined."

Dan's interview can be viewed here...

Dan's Story on BBC Breakfast