MGAlzheimers: My Legacy Mission
By James Davis
Do You Believe in Fate and Destiny?
My dad bought our MGA Twin Cam in 1964 and, over the course of the next 53 years, committedly drove it on road and track from the UK to Barbados to Canada.
Dad had always said it would come to me - until it had to be sold in Canada during 2016 to fund his Alzheimers healthcare. In August 2018 I was randomly searching eBay for "classic cars" and found it back in the UK for sale.
Alzheimers is a truly wicked disease. It robbed my dad of his his creativity, his driving licence, his family, his soul and, ultimately in 2019, his life.
Having bought the car I've created this website to digitally capture and share both car and family stories. The site will be passed onto subsequent owners so the history is never lost.
Whilst I am the MG’s custodian I'm using it to raise awareness and money for Alzheimers. When my time with the car ends I am auctioning it off and bequeathing ALL sale proceeds to the Alzheimers Society. Hopefully I’ll be there to see it sell, meet the new owner and hand over the charity cheque. If not I’ve bequeathed it as a legacy gift to the charity in my will.
In this way I'm aiming to create a legacy in dad's memory - as well as help future sufferers and their families cope with this cruel disease. Dementia is the biggest killer in the UK with one person diagnosed every 3 minutes.
Please help me add to this chapter of my story; let's raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers. It is ultimately a disease so a cure can be found.
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