2019 was a busy year for us once again, and also for our charity fundraisers. We’d like to share with you just some of the people who did something amazing for us in the past year.
10-year-old Violet and her best friend Arya raised an amazing £297 for The Brain Charity with a stall at their local Christmas Fête. As Violet explains: “I wanted to raise money for this wonderful charity because my dad Jason Hurst passed away on December 10th 2018 from a bleed in the brain, so I thought it would be a nice thing if I donated some money to The Brain Charity.“
Our trustee Gary Clements and his team from Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd & partners did a charity zip wire challenge for us in November. They raised almost £2,500 for The Brain Charity by riding the longest zipwire in Europe at speeds of over 100mph!
Mike Campbell along with his friends John, Alex and Jerry completed an incredible hike up Ben Nevis in memory of their friend Mary Rigby who passed recently from Huntington’s disease, an inherited condition that damages nerve cells in the brain. On behalf of the Catenian Association, Mike raised £250 for our charity to help create a greater awareness of Huntingdon’s disease and to provide care for those with other neurological conditions.
Bethany Leigh and our abseilers
Bethany Leigh completed the Liverpool Cathedral Abseil, along with 9 others, last summer. As a trainee solicitor in the Catastrophic Injury Department of Fletchers Solicitors Bethany works with and supports people affected by brain injuries on a daily basis. With her wonderful fundraising she contributed £700 to the total of over £6,000 that the team, including our volunteers Rose Griffiths and Sarah Coughlin, trustee Karen Swan and Chair Bill Chambers, raised from this event.
There are simply too many people to mention by name. Our warmest thanks go to all of the fundraisers whose efforts over the past year have enabled us to continue to provide our services free for anyone who needs them.