Jessica Pollard

Virtual London Marathon 2021

Fundraising for Tinnitus UK
raised of £500 target
by 34 supporters
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Event: Virtual London Marathon 2021, on 3 October 2021
Tinnitus UK

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We offer support, advice and information to people with tinnitus and their families


As some of you know I am the Fundraising Officer for the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) and speak directly with people with tinnitus, a condition that 1 in 8 people live with in the UK. 

I was 13 when I remember experiencing tinnitus for the first time after going to a party. I was lucky that it faded away the next day. I still experience tinnitus occasionally, but it comes and goes and is mainly at night when I’m particularly stressed. 

However, for many people it is constant. It is there 24/7, which can be very intrusive and debilitating. I speak with people daily on our free helpline and web chat about the impact it is having on their lives.

There is still so much that is unknown about tinnitus, and research in
this area is massively underfunded. At the BTA we continue to fund and push for more research whilst offering support and advice right now when it is needed. We have recently invested £243k into research, which is the highest amount we've ever found and makes us one of the largest tinnitus research funders in the UK.

I've never completed more than a 10k (and that only happened once!) so completing the virtual London Marathon will be a HUGE challenge, no question about it! But I hope that by training and completing the
marathon I can raise awareness and vital funds to make sure people with tinnitus receive the support they need.  

I'd be SO grateful if you could show your support for the tinnitus community by donating anything you can and/or sharing my page. Thank you in advance 💙

If you, or anyone you know, needs extra support with tinnitus please get in touch with the Tinnitus Support Team at 

The British Tinnitus Association is the only national charity specialising in tinnitus research and support. Their vision is a world where no one suffers from tinnitus. They receive no money directly from the government, so are 100% reliant on the generosity and support of members of the public and grant-making organisations to be able to support people with tinnitus across the UK. All of their work is paid for by the generosity of supporters like you.

About the charity

Tinnitus UK

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Tinnitus UK is here to support the 7.6 million people in the UK affected by tinnitus. We provide free support as well as leading the charge for more investment in tinnitus research, and work with healthcare professionals to improve tinnitus care.

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