jamie brooks

Jamie's Charity Boxing Match

Fundraising for Guillain-Barre & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (gain)
raised of £2,000 target
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We offer support, educate and fund research to help those affected by GBS/CIDP


Hi all.. I said at the end of last year I will be looking at ways to raise money again for the debilitating illness (Guiilian-Barre syndrome) that nearly took my life in 2002 and led to me being in intensive care and on a life support machine for 80 days. Everyday I’m grateful to be here and back in 2003 we raised over £10,000 for the GBS support group (which the charity is now called (GAIN) . Now at 34 I want to try to raise as much money as possible for this terrible illness and also raise awareness . So in September I will be going back to the Kassam stadium home of Oxford United where it all started only this time I will be boxing and getting punched in the face and not playing football. Thanks to all the guys at Stamina boxing club 🥊. So far I’ve been training hard for the last 8 weeks - 3 days a week and training is going well..I still have around 2-3 months to be ready for fight night. Tickets will be available leading up to the night. There will be a lot of blood and sweat along the way but it will be worth it. I don’t have a target but the aim is to raise as much money as possible and hopefully raising awareness on gbs too. I won’t know my opponent for a few weeks yet but all progress and updates will be revealed along the way through myself and the Stamina team .

I want to say thank you to Kieran, Mark and Spex and all the Stamina team for their time and support and to my family and my better half Tasha for her support and patience I love you. Bring on fight night 🥊 x  

I have set up a just giving page for those that would like to donate and sponsor me for this journey - no matter how small the contribution is it all helps. If people could share this and help me raise as much as possible that would be greatly appreciated, I thank you all so much in advance ❤ Brooksy

Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare autoimmune condition affecting the peripheral nervous system, usually leading to temporary or long-term paralysis. Around 80% of those with GBS will make a good recovery, but between 5-10% of people will not survive and the other 10-15% may be left with severe mobility or dexterity issues. GAIN helps people understand and manage both acute and chronic variants of the syndrome, raises awareness, and promotes clinical and non-clinical research into these conditions. For more info visit www.gaincharity.org.uk

About the charity

GAIN is dedicated to helping people affected by GBS, CIDP and the associated inflammatory neuropathies. We provide information and support to patients and their families, raise awareness of the conditions amongst medical and social care professionals, and help to fund and facilitate research.

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