My grandma is a living miracle

My grandma is a living miracle

It was a Saturday afternoon in mid-February when the house phone rang – and it would drastically change our lives forever… The call was from my sister Eftyhia, telling us that she found our grandmother (“Yiayia”, Greek for grandmother) collapsed on the living room...
Volunteering was amazing

Volunteering was amazing

“What does a final year university student do during her summer break? Well, I decided to pack my bags, and move to the other side of the world for six weeks. As I approached the end of my degree in Nuclear Medicine back home in Australia, I wanted to take on a...
My walk for Will

My walk for Will

Lily Dannreuther, 9, decided to walk from Brighton to Eastbourne in memory of family friend Will, who died after battling a brain tumour. He was a National Hospital patient and took on a fundraising walk back in 2010 to help raise money to set up the Molly Lane Fox...
Don’t think about it, DO it!

Don’t think about it, DO it!

Think you’re not up to taking on a challenge for the New Year? Think again! National Hospital patient Virginia Goldsack never thought she would be able to complete more than a 5k – until she was persuaded to do the impossible and run The London Marathon. “I loved 5ks...
Exciting times ahead

Exciting times ahead

As we come to the end of a year full of surprising outcomes globally, it is a relief that more locally at The National Brain Appeal, things have been going to plan. Our supporters came up trumps in a different way by raising £4m, enabling work to start on our new...
The future of stroke care

The future of stroke care

Our current appeal is to raise £1.5m to expand the stroke service at The National Hospital. Stroke is the fourth largest cause of death in the UK. The people who do survive may be brain damaged or disabled in some other way. Immediate and specialist care can make a...