Rachael Willis

Running the 2024 London Marathon for Brain Research UK in memory of my dad

Fundraising for Brain Research UK
£2,801
raised of £2,000 target
by 56 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
In memory of Alex Biddle
Join Team #BrainResearchUK in the TCS London Marathon 2024 and help fund vital research to help people living with neurological conditions live better, longer.

Story

Three and a half years ago we lost my dad to a brain aneurysm. At 67, he was full of life, fit, healthy, and he left a hole in many a heart. Tragically, the type of aneurysm he had was rare and inoperable, it left us with a lot of unanswered questions at the very time we were all desperate for answers - this is the most awful thing with many brain conditions - there are no answers, just life-limiting uncertainties.  This is the reason that I am running the 2024 London Marathon - in memory of my Dad and to help raise funds, for Brain Research UK, so that in the future, other families will get answers and not just the dreadful unknown! Brain Research UK is the UK's leading national fund dedicated to research into neurological conditions, and they fund vital research to increase understanding, improve diagnosis and develop treatments: working towards the prevention of these conditions, to help people who suffer with them live fuller, longer lives. Some of these conditions have not received the attention they deserve. For instance did you know that brain tumours, a key area of research, currently kill more under-40's than any other cancer? This has to change, and is yet another reason I am running next April. Please support this incredible cause - in memory of my Dad and to make sure that we find cures for some of these terrible illnesses that rob us of people we love before their time. Thank you.

About the campaign

Join Team #BrainResearchUK in the TCS London Marathon 2024 and help fund vital research to help people living with neurological conditions live better, longer.

About the charity

Brain Research UK

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The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It controls our emotions, senses and actions. So when it breaks down, we break down. We fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected. Let’s unite to accelerate progress. Today.

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,800.32
+ £436.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,938.32
Offline donations
£862.00

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