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Sophie Milone: diary of an intern

Sophie Milone, the National Brain Appeal’s Pyjama Party intern talks about her role,  responsibilities and wearing pyjamas to work.

“Having just graduated this summer, I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do next. Then a perfect opportunity came along in the form of an internship at The National Brain Appeal. More specifically, I was taken on as a Pyjama Party intern to help fundraise and organise events to help raise money for the operating theatres appeal. A typical day for me varies from sending emails and researching possible companies to ask for donations, to wearing my pyjamas and selling cakes. Well, they do say variety is the spice of life! Read more

A fond farewell

After seven years as Fundraising Manager, Alex Adie (pictured in the centre with TNBA supporters Alison Brindle and Nicki Saini) has left The National Brain Appeal to join the Dulwich Picture Gallery as Development Manager Trusts and Foundations. Though we were incredibly sad to see her go, we are delighted that she is moving into such an exciting and creative new role.

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Olympic dreams

Hello. My name is Simon Clark. I am epileptic and badly dyslexic (my sister is helping me write this) so sometimes feel quite isolated and I have to confess when The National Brain Appeal contacted me to offer me a pair of Olympics tickets that had kindly been donated by one of their supporters I was quite apprehensive. However 8th September 2012 ended up being a day I will never forget. Read more

All in a day’s work

On 22 September, sixty brave employees from Carpmaels & Ransford will be taking part in the Virgin Active London Triathlon. Dividing into twenty teams of three, the triathletes will be running, swimming and cycling their way to a target of £10,000 for The National Brain Appeal. Richard Jackson, managing partner, tells us more about why so many members of staff are swapping their suits for lycra and taking up such a serious physical challenge. Read more

“Bye Mum, just off to work!”

I’m Rosie, a fifteen year old on work experience at The National Brain Appeal. This year at school has been really hectic due to countless amounts of GCSE exams and coursework. When I found out that I would be starting work experience I was really excited – it was a chance to get away from exams and do something really fun.

I’ve worked with The National Brain Party before, helping out at an event in Brunswick Square called “Fayre on the Square”, carrying around a massive pink unicorn and asking people to guess its name. It was a brilliant experience, everyone wanted to have a try to raise money for the fantastic appeal – even if they didn’t want to lug home the prize of a massive unicorn!

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