Maddie Taylor

Maddie's Migraine March

Fundraising for The Migraine Trust
raised of £1,500 target
by 54 supporters
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Event: Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge 2023, from 29 April 2023 to 30 April 2023
The Migraine Trust

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We promote research into migraine to support people affected by them


For those of you who don’t know, I suffer with a condition called seronegative antiphospholipids syndrome (APS) as well as migraines. APS has only recently been diagnosed whereas I’ve struggled with migraines since I was about 5.

This means that most of the time I generally have low lying headaches and fatigue and sometimes nausea and joint pain. I go through phases of feeling well in myself and then having periods where I’m feeling worse and sometimes this triggers migraines. Since I was about 5 I have generally suffered from migraines with aura, however since about 2018 they have developed into Hemiplegic Migraines.

As a result, I’ve decided that I want to fundraise for The Migraine Trust so that I can raise more awareness for migraines as they are not “just headaches” and so that people like me can get the support they need. Please see their website for more information about what migraines are, how they can affect people and the work the charity do.

To do this I am going to take on an Ultra challenge. I have decided to do the Isle of Wight challenge on 29 April 2023. Here I am going to walk from Chale base camp to the Needles.  This is about 25km up and down the hilly coastal path of the Isle of Wight. I will be supported by my friend who is going to take this challenge on with me and I am hoping that in training for this will, it will keep me more active and therefore feeling less unwell.

As well as taking on the IoW challenge  to fundraise for the migraine trust, I am also trying to share awareness of migraine in young people and the effect it can have on you. To do this I have shared my story with the migraine trust. Please follow the link to read it

Thank you for reading this far, I hope to share updates about how the training is going and the walk itself and would be grateful if you could donate, however big or small to this amazing cause. Thank you

About the charity

The Migraine Trust

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Migraine is the most common and disabling neurological disorder in the UK, which affects 1 in 7 people. The Migraine Trust is the only research and support charity for people affected by migraine in the UK. We fund and promote research, provide support and information, and campaign for change.

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