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 rare …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

Belly Dancing Hafla raises funds for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on July 3, 2017

On Saturday 22nd April the lovely Sandra Newey and her Ashiqui Belly Dancing Troupe put on a Hafla in support of Get A-Head and to celebrate Sandra’s 70th Birthday!!       There were several belly dancing troupes and individual dancers who gave up their time and performed for us on the evening.         Sandra said “Special …Read more

Staff at Unilever in Leatherhead complete gruelling challenge in memory of colleague lost to cancer

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 23, 2017

Staff at Unilever in Leatherhead have cycled 180 miles in tribute to a former employee who died of a rare form of head and neck cancer. Mel Jaggard lost her battle to adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a rare form of head and neck cancer, in August 2013.   Every year since 2014, employees at Unilever UK, based on Springfield Drive, have …Read more

Community Café Supports Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on May 26, 2017

  On Friday 12th May The Oasis Community Café Team at St Clements Church Castle Bromwich, held a fundraiser to support Get A-Head.                 The café runs every Friday morning and serves coffees and teas, as well as the traditional full English breakfast to the community.  They had …Read more

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