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

Unilever employees raise over £81,000 in memory of colleague

Posted by Anne-Marie on May 23, 2016

A team of 92 cyclists from Unilever have raised over £81,000 by cycling 180 miles from Leatherhead to Gilwern last weekend. The Miles4Mel fundraiser is the third annual cycling challenge which raises awareness and funds for Get A-Head, a charity trust dedicated to fighting head and neck diseases. The cycle is completed by colleagues and …Read more

Geneva Marathon 2016

Posted by Anne-Marie on May 16, 2016

  Our supporter Phil, ran the Geneva Marathon on 8th May. The Geneva Marathon is arguably one of the most picturesque city marathon in Europe. The course takes in the countryside nestled between mountains and the shore of Lake Geneva before finishing in the heart of the city in front of the famous Jet d’Eau. …Read more

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

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