Ryan Absolom

Hackney Half Run

Fundraising for Microtia UK
raised of £200 target
by 9 supporters
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Event: 2018 Hackney Half, on 20 May 2018
Participants: Jamie Butler
Microtia UK

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We raise money for people with microtia to develop research, educate and support.


We are excited to be running Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 20th May. We've decided to do this at late notice, as an opportunity came our way to raise funds for an amazing charity that you may not necessarily ave heard of before - Microtia UK.

If you didn't already know, Microtia is a malformation or misshape of the external part of the ear (pinna) and can vary in severity from the ear being smaller than expected to varying degrees of absence of the outer ear. 

In some cases, a smaller or incomplete ear canal and/or hearing apparatus may be present or missing altogether (atresia). Microtia is frequently accompanied by atresia because the baby’s outer ear and the ear canal develop together during pregnancy.

Microtia is a rare condtion affecting 1 in 6000 babies. It seems to affect more boys than girls and affects right ears more than left. Unilateral microtia (one ear) is more common, however approximately 1 in 10 children affected have bilateral microtia (both ears).

For more on the amazing work that Microtia UK do, please visit http://www.microtiauk.org/

About the charity

Microtia UK

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1:6000 children are born with microtia. Microtia results in underdeveloped ear(s) and impacts hearing. It can impact the heart, kidneys, different parts of the face and spine. There is an ongoing question whether microtia is environmental or genetic or a combination.

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