My name is Michelle Noble. Three years ago my boyfriend Dan Edmonds was competing in his first kickboxing match when a blow to his head changed our lives forever. Dan was transferred to The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London where he was taken to the intensive care unit. Unfortunately Dan’s head injuries were too severe and he died two days later on the 27th October 2009.
Dan was always a very giving person, always wanting to help people. He fulfilled his dream of being a fire-fighter and even after his death continued helping others – saving seven people’s lives by donating his organs.
It is only four days until our Pyjama Party campaign – a wonderful week where any excuse to wear your pyjamas in the daytime is a good one (just look at our chief executive Theresa doing the school run in her PJs)!
Don’t worry of you haven’t yet planned anything as there is still time to organise a great fundraising event that doesn’t require heaps of time.
Over the past few months we have been asking our followers to tweet their favourite bedtime stories – and the response has been really interesting. As a poll last year revealed, whatever our age, we still love the tales from childhood with a final shortlist including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Five on a Treasure Island, Where the Wild Things Are, Each Peach Pear Plum and the number one favourite The Gruffalo.
After being diagnosed with a brain tumour, Laura King decided to raise funds for The National Brain Appeal by organising and taking part in not one, but three events. With an infectiously positive attitude, she tells us how she is taming Terry the Tumour.
In April, I was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour (which I named Terry – what can I say… I have a sense of humour!) and subsequently I have been undergoing treatment at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery,Queen Square– a specialist hospital for those with brain tumours, epilepsy, stroke, dementia and many other brain related health problems.
One of our major supporters, “Cooking4Charity” is off to Broadstairs on 5, 6 and 7 October to take part in the Broadstairs Food Festival to raise some more money for the National Brain Appeal.