30-year-old dad with Alzheimer’s smashes £10,000 fundraising target within four days

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A father-of-two from Hucknall who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease aged 30, has surpassed his £10,000 fundraising target within four days of its launch.

Daniel Bradbury and his partner, Jordan Evans, started fundraising so they could make lasting memories with his family by taking his 18-month-old twins to Disneyland in Florida.

The fundraising page originally had a target of raising £10,000 within six months to pay for the holiday, but donations have been pouring in since its launch and the current total is over £12,000.

Mr Bradbury said: "It is amazing to think that all these people have given money. It is overwhelming really, because we did not know what to expect when we started this.

"We are grateful and humbled and it has made us realise a lot of people can relate to the disease because people we haven’t even heard of have reached out and it means the world."

Daniel with twins Lola and Jasper

Daniel with twins Lola and Jasper

Well-wishers from as far away as Australia and the United States have been in touch, with some offering for the family to stay with them at accommodation near Disneyland, Florida.

As well as a holiday with his family Mr Bradbury hopes to use some of the £10,000 for other activities on his bucket list, which includes skydiving.

A keen drummer, he would like to see some of his favourite musicians such as Kodaline and Ed Sheeran in concert.

Daniel Bradbury and Jordan Evans at home in Hucknall

Daniel Bradbury and Jordan Evans at home in Hucknall

His partner Miss Evans, 29, said: "There are other things on Daniel’s bucket list that money can’t buy, for example he wants to see the twins’ first day at school, but we just don’t know if he will see that milestone.

"We have been very shocked and surprised by the response and we are so grateful."

The young family have decided that any extra money raised beyond the £10,000 target will go into a trust fund for their children to support them once their dad is gone.

Mr Bradbury inherited the rare and early on-set PSEN1 type of Alzheimer’s from his father, who died aged 36 from the condition.

His children Lola and Jasper have a 50 per cent chance of being diagnosed later in life.