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

Santa Hits the High Notes

Posted by Anne-Marie on December 20, 2016

Santa came to visit a Christmas Party at the Land Rover Social Club last week to hand over a gift of £1,140 to Louise, our Charity Manager. The money had been raised by the members of Ukulele Central a ukulele club who meet at the Land Rover Club in Solihull to play and have fun. The …Read more

Climbing Mount Snowdon for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on September 26, 2016

On Monday 19th September Baksho Kaul, Get A-Head Research Technician at InHANSE and her Dad, Amarjit, together with colleagues Alison Wardle and Gordon Ryan put on their walking boots and trekked to the top of Mount Snowdon all to raise funds to support the work we do. The team said: “On Monday 19 September at …Read more

Skydivers take the leap for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 29, 2016

On Saturday 26th June, a total of 14 fundraisers plummeted 13,000ft to raise funds for Get A-Head, and have to date raised nearly £10,000 between them. The 14 fundraisers included Shahz Ahmed and a team at BMI Edgbaston Hospital. The team at BMI work closely with head and neck cancer and disease patients, and see first …Read more

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