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

Nechells Soulboy

Posted by Anne-Marie on February 23, 2015

Special thanks must go to Ian ‘Nechells Soulboy’ Hewston for his generous donation of £1,139.50.  Ian recently celebrated his 60th Birthday and to celebrate went to the USA, to fulfill a dream of his, to visit the Southern States, and look up all the Soul Museums, Recording Studios etc., taking in Memphis, New Orleans etc ……… …Read more

Get A-Head & QEHB Charities Unite

Posted by Anne-Marie on February 17, 2015

Get A-Head has joined forces with Queen Elizabeth Birmingham Charity to bring a new 3D printer to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. The printer, which uses an additive layer manufacturing process has been installed in the hospital’s Maxillofacial department where it will assist in the treatment of patients undergoing reconstructive surgery.  The 3D printer will create …Read more

Charity Golf Day

Posted by Anne-Marie on November 13, 2014

Get A-Head would like to thank ASAP for their generous donation following their win at CPBigwood’s Annual Golf Day.  Read their story below CPBigwood’s well established annual charity golf day was won at the 12th attempt by the firm’s long term PR firm ASAP. Andy Skinner and his valiant crew braved the wind and rain on …Read more

Great Birmingham Run 2014

Posted by Anne-Marie on October 20, 2014

  Whether you ran the Bupa 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 local TV coverage, Birmingham staged a half marathon to rival the best …Read more

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