Community Rallies to Double Fundraising Target for Young Family

Maurice Richmond
By Maurice Richmond,
updated on Feb 20, 2018

Community Rallies to Double Fundraising Target for Young Family

A heroic father-of-two, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease aged just 30, has broken his £10,000 fundraising goal within four days


Daniel Bradbury with his family

Daniel Bradbury, from Nottingham, inherited the rare and early-onset PSEN1 type of Alzheimer’s from his father, who himself died from the condition aged 36.

It prompted he and his partner, Jordan Evans, to kick off a fundraising page for a cherished family trip to Disneyland in Florida with their 18-month-old twins, Lola and Jasper.

Worryingly, the twins have a 50% chance of being diagnosed with the same condition in later life too.

More than 800 wellwishers have sent messages of support, along with donations to the young family’s cause.

The fundraising total stands at more than £19,000. Originally, the target was £10,000, to be raised within six months.

Mr Bradbury told Happiful he was humbled and overwhelmed by the support from the public in helping him.

He said: “Thank you for helping us achieve our goal. I can finally take my family for a much deserved holiday. You’ve made this all possible and for that I am eternally grateful.”

“We have met some new friends along this journey and have had people reach out to us who are also affected or are caring for someone who is affected by this disease.”

The keen drummer revealed to the Nottingham Post that he hopes to use some of the money for skydiving and seeing some of his favourite musicians, such as Kodaline and Ed Sheeran, in concert.

It has also been decided that extra funds beyond the £10,000 target will go into a trust fund for their children, to support them once their dad is gone.

For more information, or to donate, visit

Join 100,000+ subscribers

Stay in the loop with everything Happiful

We care about your data, read our privacy policy
Our Vision

We’re on a mission to create a healthier, happier, more sustainable society.