Last week was one of the biggest events in our calendar – the Virgin London Marathon – and what a day it was! Here are our highlights …
The day began at 5.30am when Tallulah, our Fundraising Co-ordinator, was at the bus stop on her way to the start line. She was joined by one competitor in his trainers and several revellers still enjoying their Saturday night out. We met at 6.45am on Embankment at the 25-mile mark so we could find the best spot where our banner would be most visible to our runners. Then it was time for a wake-up coffee and a bacon roll so we could be in top form for our runners… Read more
These days, it feels as if there are so many worthwhile causes to support. Everyone has a specific story to tell and, in this economic climate when people have less disposable income, it can be hard to make your voice heard. Theresa Dauncey, our chief executive, talks about how small charities can stand out in a crowded marketplace.
The admin team are hard at work processing all donations before the close of the tax year in just a few days time. Leigh and Alex are closing off all transactions and making sure that everything is complete with donations, grants and fundraising amounts.
Every March, Brain Awareness Week connects neuroscience labs and libraries with classrooms and community centres so everyone can learn more about the most important muscle in our bodies.
This year, we have fundraisers taking part in runs which stretch from shorter 10ks to 26 mile distances. One key date in the diary is the Virgin London Marathon and with only two months to go we thought it a good time to welcome our marathons runners to Queen Square for our very first Runners’ Reception on 7 February. Led by personal trainer, Elliot Bulley, we discussed training tips, fundraising ideas and how to deal with the dreaded ‘wall’.