This #FundraiserFriday we’re saying THANK YOU to Alison Atkinson for completing an incredible 40 runs in 40 days, AND running the Virtual Great North Run this Sunday to support neurological patients in Sheffield.
Alison wanted to fundraise to say thank you to the neurology team at Sheffield hospitals for saving her son Lewis’s life two years ago. Now 28, Lewis had lifesaving treatment after having fluid on his brain.
Alison said, “The staff were truly amazing all the way through to my son and I, and explained everything that was happening. My son still has challenges but he is here with us, he is back at work and I will continue to support Neurocare in any way I can.
“We consider ourselves to be very lucky and if we can help to support Neurocare with treatment, equipment, anything that will help another person in the way we were, then we will keep on raising money.”
It’s September and that can only mean one thing… Walk for Wards is here!
We can’t wait to see what our walkers have planned this year – remember to send us your images and stories and tag us on social media! You could also be in with a chance of the photos from your walk being included in a special 2021 calendar by our friends at Volta Creative
Like most things this year, Walk for Wards this September is a little different to our usual sponsored walk, but the cause still remains the same – making a difference to neurology patients and the staff that care for them.
We’re asking you to take on a sponsored walk whenever and wherever you like during September! 🚶🚶♀️
Find out how to sign up at neurocare.org.uk/event/walk-for-wards-2020/ ...
Professor Marios Hadjivassiliou, a Consultant Neurologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, is taking part in this year’s Walk for Wards to support neurology patients at a time of real need.
Marios will be raising funds with his family by taking on a ‘Tale of Two Cities’ walk – which will include city walks in Nicosia, Cyprus as well as the Sheffield Round Walk.
Marios said, “After six months of having to navigate the challenges COVID-19 has brought, my family and I are excited to focus our attention on Walk for Wards, and do something positive that will support neurology patients and raise awareness of Neurocare's work.”
His recent research, that was funded by supporters of Neurocare, found a direct link between gluten sensitivity and neurological dysfunction – which could help to prevent disability in patients caused by gluten sensitivity.
“We hope that our fundraising will help the continuation of ground-breaking research projects, with the aim of discovering treatments which will prevent long term neurological disability.”
Chris Bexon, aged 52 from Hoylandswaine, was diagnosed with a three inch meningioma tumour in his brain [...]
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