London Marathon Runners Raise £11000 For Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on April 25, 2016

A six strong team of runners from across the country, have raised a staggering £11000 for Get A-Head, by competing in the London Marathon.     Chris Coulson and Thomas Church also broke a Guinness World Record for fastest marathon as a two person outfit. Chris, an ENT Consultant at the Queen Elizabeth hospital finished …Read more

Legacy Concert Raises £30,000 For Three Charities

Posted by Anne-Marie on March 15, 2016

A legacy concert held at Solihull Arts Complex has managed to raise a staggering £30,000 in memory of Solihull Theatre Company’s chairman, Chris Macrow – who tragically died in a cycling accident in 2014. The money will be split between Get A-Head, FAITEC, who research into prosthetics for face cancer and injury, and St James …Read more

Morrison’s Great Birmingham Run 2015

Posted by Anne-Marie on October 19, 2015

Whether you ran the Morrison’s Great Birmingham Run for Get A-Head yesterday, or joined the thousands cheering everyone in our team on, thank you for your support. With around 20,000 entries, thousands of spectators lining the streets along the 13.1 mile route and TV coverage shown on Channel 5, Birmingham staged a half marathon to …Read more

Team take on London to Brighton Cycle Ride

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 25, 2015

On Sunday 21st June Luke Mason, Matt Thomson, Tommy Richards and Joe Smyth took on the London to Brighton Cycle Ride to raise funds for Get A-Head and the British Heart Foundation. Luke says: “We set off at 6.30am from Clapham Common (London) and rode 54 miles to Brighton seafront. We only stopped a couple …Read more

Skydiving for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 8, 2015

Saturday 6th June saw a group of seven daredevil supporters take to the skies, skydiving 13,000 feet from an aeroplane to raise money for Get A-Head. The exhilarating event took place at Hinton airfield in Brackley and the team undertook a tandem skydive, where each diver was accompanied by a professional. Following on from previous …Read more

Warwick School Triathlon for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 3, 2015

Warwick School and Stratford Sharks Tri-Club organised a Childrens’ Triathlon on Sunday 31st May and 240 competitors took part.  The competitors aged 8 and upwards took part in the Triathlon England authorised event organised by Warwick School’s Peter Nield and Alison Speechly of Stratford Sharks Triathlon Section.. Triathlon in Great Britain is one of the …Read more

Tough Mudder Midlands 2015

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 1, 2015

Saturday 30th May saw five of our intrepid supporters take on Tough Mudder in the Midlands, alongside 8,000 other competitors.   The event was held in the grounds of Boughton House, one of Britain’s grandest and best-preserved stately homes, and saw the competitors take on a gruelling 12 mile extreme obstacle course, taking on 24 obstacles …Read more

Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

Posted by Anne-Marie on April 27, 2015

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 – on Sunday 26 April – saw three dedicated runners take to the streets of London to run the 26.2 miles of the world’s best marathon and raise almost £7000 for Get A-Head. It was a fantastic day and although it started overcast, the rain disappeared as the race …Read more

Celebration Fundraising Event

Posted by Anne-Marie on April 13, 2015

Ian and Sue Farrington decided to hold a celebration event when Ian reached his 5-year cancer free milestone.  And to thank the doctors and nurses for their care they decided to raise some funds for Get A-Head at the same time. Their event was held on Saturday 28th March at the Bentley Moor Club in …Read more

Wiggins Walk 2014

Posted by Anne-Marie on February 26, 2015

Ken & Janet Wiggins, together with their friends, have raised a further £505 for Get A-Head from their Annual Walk. Some of you may remember the article in our Autumn 2013 newsletter about Ken & Janet’s annual fundraising walk in Dorset, well they decided to do it again in 2014, this time around Torbay.   …Read more

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