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Rallying around The National

We have many long term supporters who have repeatedly amazed us with their continued fundraising efforts.

Having raised £25,000 for us over the years, Sarah Singleton and her husband Neil are just one example of the absolutely overwhelming dedication that enables The National Hospital to continue to help the 12.5 million in the UK affected by a neurological condition.

Here, Sarah tells us where it all began, and what led to their most recent event.

“I wanted to repay the hospital for saving my life.

In 1990, after months of severe headaches and a number of visits to my GP, I was rushed to Whittington Hospital, North London. I had a CT scan and was transferred to The National Hospital, then in Maida Vale. The diagnosis was not good: a rare and malignant brain tumour called a gliosacoma, which kills most patients within 18 months. After the first operation to remove the tumour I had a brain haemorrhage, which needed another operation. My neurosurgeon, Mr Michael Powell was able to stop the bleeding and remove more of the tumour. After three weeks I was transferred to UCH for six weeks of radiotherapy, speech and physiotherapy. I had to use a wheelchair and continued with speech therapy for around three  years.

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Welcome Louise!

We’re delighted to welcome our new Fundraising Co-ordinator, Louise Fowler. In between settling in to her new desk, she took the time to tell us a little bit about her background and what brought her to The National Brain Appeal. Read more

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