Annette's 50th Challenge!

Annette's 50th Challenge!

Posted on 6th March 2019

Well Done Annette!


Annette’s amazing challenge has inspired so many supporters!

Last year saw a special birthday for one of our Funding Neuro supporters. Annette Flaherty was turning 50 and decided to make this memorable birthday even more so. By taking on a quite a challenge…by running 50 miles per week for 50 weeks! 

Yes… thats right 50 Miles per week for 50 weeks.  A total of 2500 miles in 2019 to raise money for two charities that are close to her heart. FUNDING NEURO and ST ANDREWS HOSPICE.

Annette says “I have long been impressed by the amazing work they are doing using the Convection-enhanced delivery system to treat brain disorders, including Parkinson’s and DIPG, the deadliest children’s brain cancer. I wanted to do something to raise funds for this pioneering charity.”


Annette – “well today I did it – I ran my 2500th mile of my running and fundraising challenge! That’s 2502 miles since 1/1/19 😊 95 marathons 😬)” 






The Journey continues…

The 2500 Mile mark came as Annette crossed the line at the Santa dash at Strathclyde country park, on 17th of November. Not content with stopping there the ‘half a hunner runner’ went on to run the rest of 2019 finishing up on new years eve as the bells struck 12. Giving Annette a final total distance of 2857 miles equivalent to 109 marathons. The attitude and spirit Annette has shown over the past year has been so inspiring, and we cant thank her enough for all her efforts. We would also like to thank all of her supporters for the generosity which helped to raise an amazing amount for her chosen charities…Helping to raise £3840.51 for Funding Neuro. 

We have all the updates on Annette’s journey throughout this long challenge. You can see her progress videos by visiting the Funding Neuro Facebook and Instagram  liking our page and experiencing Annette’s amazing journey with her.

 You can still help!

Any donation no matter how small will help Annette to raise as much as she can. To help continue the work of her chosen charities.

To support Annette or see how her fundraising is going please visit:

Are you interested in supporting the challenge in another way?

Get in touch with us on 0141 465 6840 or email


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