Super Fundraisers

Super Fundraisers

Posted on 10th October 2019

Support our super fundraisers and help find cures for neurological conditions!


Our fantastic fundraisers are taking on challenges in memory of those who are no longer with us. Can you help support them? Together we can give hope to those who need it. It goes without saying how proud we are of our fundraisers and wish them the greatest success taking on their challenges! 

Nick’s story

Perkins Great Eastern Run 2019, 13 Oct 2019

“My step son Joshua Middleton  & I are running the great eastern run on October 13th in memory of my father in law/ Josh’s grandad. He battled Motor Neurone, but it gradually took over his body and then was taken too soon by this debilitating and fatal disease.  We would like to give back for the care he received and thank everyone at Addenbrokes Hospital that made his last years as comfortable as possible.  Please give just a little, none of us know what is round the corner for us.”

To donate to Nicks challenge visit his JustGiving page below…

Sallys Story

Birmingham Half Marathon, 13 Oct 2019

“16 years ago my grandad was diagnosed with MND sadly only 6 month later he lost his battle with this horrendous disease.

I put on a pair of trainers back in September 2018 with my slimming world group to earn some body magic stars doing couch to 5k having not done any running since I was at school. The first couple of weeks I thought I was going to die having to run for a whole 90 seconds. 9 weeks later I managed to run my first 5k without stopping. In February 2019 I had come on leaps and bounds and did my first 10k. l now run at least 3 times a weeks loving everything about running. Skip forward to October 2019 I am now going to run my first Half Marathon (21K) , grandad would have said I am mad but he would have been proud I’m sure.

This is my first chance to give something back to help find a cure for this disease”

Donate to Sally’s challenge by visiting her JustGiving page below…

Joe Ballinger’s Hair raising Halloween 

Hey guys, OK, so I’ve been wanting to do something for this charity for some time now. This is because sadly my Gran was taken from us by this horrible disease. I remember being away at uni when I was 19, and I was told to come home because nan’s wellbeing had ‘deteriorated’ – when I came home, she was like a different women, deeply taken by the disease which took over her body and eventually killed her so very fast. It was a horrible shock to the family as she was always so energetic, happy, bubbly and above all healthy!

It’s funny because in the past I’ve been known for being bothered about my hair appearance (lol), and this is to show that there are more important things in life and I’m very proud to be doing this 🙂 … If you want to come and watch/support/laugh, the head shave will take place at DW Gym in the brewery in Cheltenham on Halloween (31st October) at 6pm.

Have a look at Joe taking the plunge…..

I SHAVED MY HEAD FOR CHARITY 🤣⁣⁣You probably know this by now, but I did this to raise money for @fundingneuro because motor neurone disease is what took my nan 10 years ago this week… ⁣⁣So far I’ve raised around £1800, which I’m so so proud of, if you can help me raise my target amount and donate to this worthy cause close to my heart then the link is in my bio, and your donation would meant the world to me 🙂⁣⁣Just also want to say a big thanks to @jasonmcqueen85 for cutting my hair, he’s also not a bad barber 😏 and of course @georgehanks_ for making this awesome video, great work mate. Thank you 🙏 ⁣⁣Hope you guys enjoy the video and thanks so much for your support. I’m kinda liking the new look 🤣

Posted by Joe Ballinger Fitness on Sunday, 3 November 2019


Well done to Joe, doing an amazing thing to help those with MND. We are sure your gran would be very proud of your efforts.

Joe’s fundraising has just past £1800 in donations, which is such an amazing effort and we cant thank each one of his supporters enough for helping to reach the target.

Donate to Joe’s challenge in memory of his gran  through his JustGiving page and help push that total even higher. Thanks for being an inspiration Joe!

Abbi’s Story

My lovely, kind and incredibly brave friend Gordon passed away almost 4 years ago after a courageous battle with this horrible, cruel disease. His strength and bravery was absolutely inspiring and is a big reason why I’m so full of those annoying, positive quotes I’m always throwing at you… because if he can be such a positive inspiration whilst dealing with his own mortality then good grief I can certainly do it in his honour…

So I will be swimming the equivalent of Loch Ness which is a mile, or 65 lengths of a 25m pool to you and me, over the course of the next 4 weeks. All donations to my page will be placed in a fund which is specifically in Gordon’s name (but every penny goes to the charity) and you can sponsor me at any point over the 4 weeks or you can wait until I’ve completed the challenge. 1 mile may not sound much but for someone who swims like a little old lady riddled with arthritis it’s gonna be a massive achievement for me!

Donate to Abbi’s challenge by visiting her JustGiving page below…

Delyth Evans

Delyth took part in the Cardiff half marathon on the 6th October to raise money for our MND appeal. Motivated by the loss of her aunt Pat, Delyth wanted to take on a challenge and raise money to support a cause close to her heart. So far Delyth has raised over £1000 through her JustGiving page. All the Funding Neuro team would like to send our thanks for this amazing effort.

To support Delyth you can visit her JustGiving page below

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Stephanie Lambert

Head Shave for MND

My father Barry Lambert sadly passed away on the 9th of July 2019 to this disgusting disease ( which he called ZOMBIE and CAN’T DO ANYTHING disease) even after his passing he donated his brain and spinal cord to the brain bank to help others find a cure or anything that could help other sufferers and there families. My dad allowed students to study him and helped where ever he could with the research even after death. So I feel being half of him that I too could help. Please donate what ever you can I know not everyone is able to do so but every little counts. Thank you . Once we reach the £2000 target I will shave all of my hair off!!

Stephanie has been a wonderful ambassador to the MND appeal taking on such a personal challenge and raising a massive £3645.18! A hugh thank you goes out to Stephanie from all the Funding Neuro team, what a great inspirational fundraiser for all those fighting back against MND.

Continue to show Stephanie support by donating on her JustGiving page below…


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