Five minutes with…

Five minutes with…

Sebastian Farias To mark National Apprenticeship Week, we grabbed five minutes with The National Brain Appeal’s apprentice, Seb, to talk all things fundraising! Q How long have you worked at The National Brain Appeal? A It’s been about seven months now. I...
‘I make sure I enjoy every day’

‘I make sure I enjoy every day’

In the summer of 2018 I began to have severe headaches. I took painkillers but they didn’t help. Then I started to experience dizziness and I even collapsed a few times. My partner, Brian, along with family and friends soon started to notice the effect these headaches...
‘I was buzzing from Our Dementia Choir’

‘I was buzzing from Our Dementia Choir’

If you watched Our Dementia Choir on BBC One recently, you’ll know how powerfully the documentary showed the benefits of music for people living with dementia. One of the choir members, 67-year-old Chris Connell, (above, with arms raised) has a rarer form of the...
‘The National saved my life three times’

‘The National saved my life three times’

I’ve had quite a rollercoaster over the last 10 years – I’ve been admitted to The National Hospital for three different neurological issues, but thankfully I’ve come through the other side – and would not be here if it wasn’t for the amazing doctors and nurses...
Under The Umbrella

Under The Umbrella

One in six people are affected by a neurological condition – this is a key strapline for our charity and a hard-hitting statistic. Recently, this statistic was brought home to us when we shared our stories about friends and family affected by a neuro disorder....
A warm welcome

A warm welcome

Thanks to your support, the charity is growing bigger each year, and we’re bringing in more funds for Queen Square. As a result, we’re excited to be able to expand our team in the form of Alexis, Abbie and Jane, who have all brought their valuable skills to the...