The Funding Neuro Story began as “Wobbly Williams” in 2007 after its founder Bryn Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of only 36.

Bryn made the life-changing decision that he would laugh in the face of Parkinson’s Disease and help find a cure.  He didn’t he stop there. Bryn found experts such as Professor Steven Gill in Bristol and other charities to support his journey. He then set about helping find the cures for many other debilitating and fatal brain disorders – Funding Neuro was born!

There are a number of excellent charities that support specific neurological conditions. None that focus on the common problems that affect all conditions. Funding Neuro seeks out medical professionals that are developing new technology and innovative research including eliminating the problems that prevent drugs getting into the patient.

In 2014, Funding Neuro appointed Sharon Kane, its first Chief Executive Officer. The charity expanded from there and was on the verge of delivering a DIPG trial in 2020 when the COVID pandemic lockdown was imposed. Like many aspects of life this had severe implications on Clinical Trials and sadly we were advised by the provider of the Convection Device (CED), Renishaw plc, that they were no longer able to provide on a charitable basis, rendering the DIPG trial uneconomical to proceed with.

In January 2021, Sharon moved to work directly with Professor Steven Gill and David Mulligan, previously a Trustee of the charity stepped in as CEO. Following lockdown restrictions easing Funding Neuro aims to continue on its mission to fund innovative applied neurological treatments across a broad spectrum of conditions.

Funding Neuro are hoping to fund and support clinical trials for Parkinson’s Disease, Glioblastoma and Motor Neurone Disease as well as DIPG .

From its ‘Wobbly’ beginnings, Funding Neuro continues to grow stronger and provide real hope to people faced with these devastating and life threatening conditions.

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