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’.
When you think of the word ‘impact’ a fair few things spring to mind – but what about the word ‘mosquito’? Now I know what you’re thinking: what has a mosquito got to do with anything? But riddle me this for a moment – “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try being trapped in a room with a mosquito”
Hi there, my name is Natasha Iny (that’s me on the left of this photo), and I am currently doing my best at attempting to be The National Brain Appeal’s very own mosquito. I’m on a mission to make some kind of impact for this wonderful cause.
Congratulations to Professor Ray Dolan, Head of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL Institute of Neurology, who has been awarded the highly prestigious Klaus Joachim Zülch Prize.
My name is Tallulah and I am a Fundraising Co-ordinator at The National Brain Appeal. My role encompasses all challenge and running events as well as supporting our individual fundraisers.
This year our running events kick off with the Brighton Half Marathon on 17 February, the Paris Marathon on 7 April and, of course, the Virgin London Marathon on 21 April. I have organised a ‘Runners Reception’ which takes place in early February – it is a chance for all our runners to meet their team mates, as well as getting advice from a personal trainer and fundraising ideas from us.