#CAN Fundraising for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on August 17, 2018

Last year Jenny Armstead and friends launched a fundraising campaign in memory of their beautiful friend Carol Ann (#CAN). The aim was to have plenty of fun whilst raising funds for Get A-Head and to date they have raised a fantastic £21,000 to support our research.   Joanie hosted a #CAN DO AfternoonTea. She gathered …Read more

Skydiving Fundraisers take the leap for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 13, 2018

On Saturday 30th June five daredevil fundraisers plummeted 13,000ft to raise funds for Get A-Head, and have to date raised over £3,000 between them. The 5 Skydiving fundraisers included a team of three Unilever employees, raising money in memory of their colleague Mel Jaggard, who died from a rare form of neck cancer, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, in 2013.   Ryan, Mel Jaggard’s …Read more

UKF Group’s 5k Inflatable Run raises over £700 for charity!

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 4, 2018

On Saturday 16th June, UKF Group took on the Gung-Ho! 5k Inflatable Run at Cofton Park, Birmingham. Chairman Phil Morris, Operations Director Chris Morris, Group Managing Director Simon Greenhill and Sales Director Ian Griffiths were just a few of the volunteers who ran the inflatable obstacle course, in aid of The Get A-Head Charitable Trust. …Read more

Get A-Head Host Afternoon Tea

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 1, 2018

On Friday 25th May Get A-Head hosted their first Afternoon Tea to thank their Fundraisers, Donors & Volunteers who have generously given their time, money and most importantly their support, some of them for many years.   Over 70 guests accepted our invitation and were treated to a traditional afternoon tea at St John’s Hotel, Solihull.  The …Read more

Miles 4 Mel The Grand Finale

Posted by Anne-Marie on May 29, 2018

  For the fifth year running and their Grand Finale, over 50 employees from Unilever UK took on the challenge of a 180-mile charity cycle in memory of their colleague and friend, Mel Jaggard. The Miles4Mel fundraiser was created in memory of Mel, who sadly passed away in 2013 from Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC), a …Read more

London Marathon 2018 Runners Raise £17,500 for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on April 27, 2018

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 – on Sunday 22 April – saw four dedicated runners take to the streets of London to run the 26.2 miles of the world’s best marathon and raise over £17,500 for Get A-Head. It was a fantastic day, in fact it turns out it was the hottest London Marathon ever and the …Read more

Fundraising Ball Raises Hundreds for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on September 11, 2017

Carrie Naish held a fundraising Ball after her father’s successful treatment for throat Cancer 3 years ago. Carrie said :  “I decided to hold a fundraiser after my Dad’s successful treatment for throat Cancer 3 years ago, to show my gratitude to the people and organisations who provide so much help and support to families …Read more

Recipe Book Raises Funds for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on September 4, 2017

  Carole Wolf a Head & Neck patient wanted to raise funds for Get A-Head after having treatment for Throat Cancer and created her own recipe book Carole said: “After having treatment for throat cancer recently, it made me realise how supportive and dedicated all the staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham are and I …Read more

Scott takes on Summer Wolf Run for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 27, 2017

On the weekend of 3rd June Scott McGarry took on the Summer Wolf Run at Stanford Hall to raise funds to support our work. The Wolf Run is Wild Running – a unique combination of three kinds of off-road running: mud runs, trail runs and obstacle runs, it’s a hardcore 10k run across raw natural …Read more

Miles4Mel Team Skydive to Boost Fundraising

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 21, 2017

Many of you will have seen our story last month about the team of Unilever Staff who cycled from Leatherhead to Gilwern to raise money in memory of their colleague Mel Jaggard.  Well a team of 6 of the staff also decided to Skydive to raise more funds.   Saturday 10th June saw us arrive …Read more

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