NeuroNews

Survivor of brain tumour and thyroid cancer battled 170 mile bike ride to raise funds as his way of saying thank you

Chris Bexon, aged 52 from Hoylandswaine, was diagnosed with a three inch meningioma tumour in his brain in 2016 followed by thyroid cancer in his neck just months later. The tumour located in Chris’s skull had been growing for up to ten years and had re-shaped his brain, a seven and half hour craniotomy was [...]

By |2019-11-06T15:04:31+00:00November 6th, 2019|News|

Family’s Ladies Night raises thousands for Neurocare to say thanks for saving their mum’s life

A group of young women raised a total of £2150 for Neurocare after discovering their mum had had a brain tumour for over six months and could have just weeks to live. Bridgette Chandley, aged 58, from Rotherham, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in August 2018 after being convinced it was simply spondylosis or [...]

By |2019-08-15T11:43:11+00:00August 15th, 2019|News|

Sheffield businesses have raised over £100,000’s at annual golf days for Neurocare

Businesses across Sheffield came together last month at Hallamshire Golf Club and battled it out on the 18-hole course. The annual event which has been supported by IFM Insurance over the past 4 years has raised a grand total of £103,915 and £27,350.69 from last month’s Golf Day alone. The Golf Day attracted over 45 [...]

By |2019-07-17T15:21:15+00:00July 17th, 2019|News|

“Neurocare helped me piece my life back together after everything fell apart”

Rachel Watson, age 28 from Bolton, had an unexpected brain haemorrhage back in 2015 which caused memory damage and confusion. Initially Rachel was taken to the A&E department at the Northern General Hospital but then she was transferred to the Hallamshire where they discovered an AVM on her brain. An AVM is a tangle of [...]

By |2019-05-24T12:34:38+00:00May 24th, 2019|News|

Woman set to run Head Start race after learning how to walk again

Tracey McMaster, age 44, from Sheffield will be participating in the Head Start charity run with her family to thank the staff for saving her life 16 years ago and providing high quality care ever since. Back in 2002, Tracey was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus which is a condition where there is an abnormal build-up of [...]

By |2019-05-15T10:30:50+00:00May 15th, 2019|News|

Sheffield’s very own Olympian backs charity run

Retired Olympic Bobsledder Nicola Minichiello has become Neurocare’s newest ambassador in a bid to raise funds and awareness of head injuries in sport. Nicola will be attending and speaking at the charity’s Head Start race this year as it marks its 10th Anniversary on Sunday 19 May. Nicola said: “I’m backing Neurocare to help local [...]

By |2019-05-15T10:28:46+00:00May 14th, 2019|News|

Siblings take on Head Start 10k to thank hospital for saving mums life

Bronach and Shane Duffy aged, 23 and 37 from Sheffield are taking on the Head Start 10K run to raise money for Neurocare after their mother Maureen experienced an unexpected brain haemorrhage in September last year. On the 13th September Maureen Flanagan, 57, experienced a ‘striking’ headache which felt like a ‘lightning bolt’ whilst gardening, [...]

By |2019-05-15T15:58:57+00:00May 3rd, 2019|News|

Groundbreaking discoveries for Motor Neurone Disease, thanks to your support.

Groundbreaking Motor Neurone Disease (MND) discoveries have been made, thanks to your support. Neurocare contributed more than £70,000 to the research project ‘OmniLog’, which has discovered findings that may shed the light on new life extending strategies for MND patients, who typically receive a life expectancy of two years post diagnosis. MND describes a group of [...]

By |2019-05-10T10:44:41+00:00May 3rd, 2019|News|

There’s no expiry date for a “thank you” when it comes to life-saving treatment

A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter of thanks from local charity Neurocare for £57.50 that we raised over Christmas. We had wanted to share this amazing news, but then didn’t. Why? Fundraising for Neurocare started in 2013 when, as a family, we did our first 5k and 10k Head Start runs. That [...]

By |2019-04-24T10:25:59+00:00April 24th, 2019|News|

Alfa Group donates £1,000 to Neurocare!

We’d like to say a big thank you to Alfa Group, who donated a massive £1,000 to Neurocare in a bid to make a difference to the lives of patients with neurological conditions. With health being at the heart of the company’s ethos, the board of the green energy firm decided to make the donation, [...]

By |2019-04-09T16:02:50+00:00April 9th, 2019|News|