Bearsden & Milngavie Highland Games 11th June 2022

Funding Neuro was delighted to once again be the charity that benefitted from the Bearsden and Milngavie Highland Games held once again at the West of Scotland Football Club in Milngavie.

Despite variable and interesting weather a large crowd enjoyed the many activities held on the day, particularly the Football, Highland Dancing and the famous Haggis Hurling World Championships!

This year’s Chieftain, Alan Rough did a great job and congratulations Alan on becoming a grandad!

Our thanks go to everyone on the organising committee and the many volunteers who gave so willingly of their time.

5K Inflatables Motherwell Saturday 2nd July 2022

The much postponed 2021 5k Inflatables obstacle course was held on Saturday, 2 July in Motherwell. A number who had reserved tickets couldn’t attend due to the multiple postponements but great fun was had by those who made it.

Ladies Lunch Sunday

Funding Neuro held a Ladies Lunch at Thundercat, Miller Street on 26th May, once again compered by the fabulous Edward Reid it is fair to say that this was the best yet!

Our thanks to Thundercat who so generously hosted the event, as well as so many others who generously provided raffle and auction prizes, helping us raise £5,000 to help us in finding Pioneering Treatments, Accelerate Cures and Save Lives.

Anima Mundi Charity Print Donation To Funding Neuro

Anima Mundi Charity Print Donation To Funding Neuro In Memory Of Little Daisy Brooks And Ethan Cass

We are proud to announce that the Anima Mundi art gallery have made a wonderful donation of nearly £3000, raised so far for Funding Neuro from this years Winter Print Edition.

The donation has been made in loving and lasting memory of Daisy Brooks from Bures, Essex and Ethan Cass from Pendeen in Cornwall. Who tragically lost their lives to DIPG.

Thank you to all those who have helped to raise money for the continuing work of Funding Neuro.

You can help support Anima Mundi’s fundraising by visiting their shop selling winter print editions at Winter Editions – Gallery store

Daisy Brooks
Ethan Cass

Anima Mundi Art Gallery

‘Anima-Mundi founded by Joseph Clarke. Who has curated in excess of 100 exhibitions over a twenty year period. Working with international artists in all media. The gallery is based in a former Christian Science reading rooms in St Ives, Cornwall. Since converted in to a significant gallery space. The space is one of the largest outside of London which has helped to aid Anima-Mundi’s international reputation for representing the very best in contemporary art. Since its inception, Anima-Mundi has strived to offer its international collectors unique access to a diversity of contemporary artworks. Whilst supporting its artists through collaborations with museums and art centres around the world.’

Darren's One Million Pound Raise!

Raise a Million for GDNF

Funding Neuro are proud of our supporters. No more so than Darren Calder one of the incredibly brave volunteers that took part in the Parkinson’s GDNF study. Darren has now set up a dedicated website for people to follow the progress of his fundraising. Keep up to date with Darren and his team on their latest news and events as they try to raise the 1 million pounds needed to further this study…

Darren’s Story

Weʼre raising £1,000,000 to take the Parkinson’s GDNF clinical trial forward to a Phase 3 so that further investigation can categorically prove that this miracle drug works!

I am Darren Calder. I was one of 6 who tested the safety of the delivery system for the Parkinson’s GDNF Phase 2 clinical trial.

This allowed 36 more incredibly brave participants. Including Julia Voke who is supporting this fundraising page,  to take part in this medical trial which involved ground breaking brain surgery in order to insert a unique delivery system which would infuse a miracle drug directly to affected dying brain cells.

Despite the primary trial findings being disappointing. There is no doubt in the participants minds or in-fact the surgeon, Professor Steve Gill, or indeed that of Alan Whone the consultant in charge. That this drug really bought brain cells back to life and the Participants are determined to prove this by bringing this drug to a Phase 3 trial where the learnings can be further investigated.

Phase 3 Trial…

3 Million is required just to kick start this Phase 3 trial. While Tom’s Charity The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is throwing its weight behind it. We wanted to tap in to the resources of normal people out there who may have a family member or a friend suffering this dreadful disease.

10 Million world wide suffer with Parkinson’s right now,
150,000 of those in the UK alone, with 2 people being diagnosed every hour.  One in 37 people will be diagnosed with PD during their lifetime. It is painful to watch the suffering of loved ones. Let alone those that are struggling to cope with this debilitating and cruel disease.

I ask of each and every one of you who have taken the time to read this page to donate a £1. We are reaching out and desperately need your help. I can guarantee every last penny donated will go in to the hands of the Phase 3 trial coordinators.

Visit Darren’s JustGiving page to donate.
Help be apart of a major turning point of those affected by Parkinson’s.
Your help could make the difference.

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