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Take on the Challenge – the London Triathlon

London Triathlon

Join Team Cerebra and take on the A J Bell London Triathlon the largest triathlon in the world! We have places in all distances and waves. Book a place now and together we’ll help families that include children with brain conditions find a better life together.

Date: Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th August 2018
Registration fee: £100.00
Minimum sponsorship: £150.00

 

If you would like a Cerebra guaranteed running place please click below to register. Entry is just £100.00 with a minimum sponsorship of £150.00 to cover our costs. For the relay race, three people count as one place and registration fee. Please get in touch using the details below for more information.

Have you already secured your place through the races website?
Click the button below to let us know about it so we can support you! You will not be required to raise a minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!

About the A J Bell London Triathlon:

Attracting over 11,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, this iconic triathlon has become a must-do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from, the event caters for athletes of all levels; from first-time triathletes to Olympic champions, everyone is welcome at the AJ Bell London Triathlon.

The AJ Bell London Triathlon takes place at the ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock and has a unique urban route, that allows participants to swim, bike & run past the iconic landmarks of our capital.

Cerebra support:

Join Team Cerebra with your own place or one of our guaranteed places and we will support you all the way!

• Useful tips, support and resources to fundraise
• A Cerebra running vest or t-shirt for those muddier challenges
• A Facebook Cerebra running group to encourage one another and exchange tips
• Meet and greet at selected events – and a cheer over the finish line!
• And most importantly- unlimited email and phone support and advice from our fundraising events team.


We can’t wait to have you on Team Cerebra!
If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or call us on 01267 242 586.

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Take on Britain’s biggest celebration of cycling for Cerebra and follow in the tracks of the Olympic greats by taking part in this London 2012 legacy event. Prudential RideLondon- Surrey 100 is a traffic free, hundred mile ride through central London and the Surrey Hills. Book a place now and together we’ll help families that include children with brain conditions find a better life together.

Date: Sunday 29th July 2018

Registration Fee: FREE

Minimum Sponsorship: £400

 

If you would like to apply for Cerebra’s guaranteed place in the event, please click on below to register.

Deadline for applications is Monday 7th May 2018

Have you already secured your place through the race website?
Click the button below to let us know about it so we can support you! You will not be required to raise a minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!


About the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100:

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100 mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at London 2012 Olympics, it’s a truly spectacular event for all involved. The Prudential RideLondon- Surrey 100 finished on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclist’s race in the Prudential RideLondon – Surrey Classic on a similar route.

The public ballot entry system for the 2018 Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100 has reached its capacity of 80,000 entries and is now closed. However, Cerebra has one golden ticket to give away to someone who would like to take part and represent the charity and help us make a difference.

Cerebra support:

Join Team Cerebra with your own place or one of our guaranteed places and we will support you all the way!
• Useful tips, support and resources to fundraise
• A Cerebra running vest or t-shirt for those muddier challenges
• A Facebook Cerebra running group to encourage one another and exchange tips
• Meet and greet at selected events – and a cheer over the finish line!
• And most importantly- unlimited email and phone support and advice from our fundraising events team.


We can’t wait to have you on Team Cerebra!
If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or call us on 01267 242 586.

Virgin Sport Westminster – British 10K

 

British 10KJoin Cerebra at the Virgin Sport Westminster – British 10K, London’s prestigious 10km road race through the heart of Central London passing many of the capitals truly world class historic landmarks. Book a place now and together we’ll help families that include children with brain conditions find a better life together.

Date: Sunday 15th July 2018
Registration Fee: £20.00
Minimum sponsorship: £50.00

 

If you would like a Cerebra guaranteed running place please click below to register. Entry is just £20.00 with a minimum sponsorship of £50.00 to cover our costs.

Have you already secured your place through the race website?
Click the button below to let us know about it so we can support you! You will not be required to raise a minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!

About the Virgin Sport Westminster British 10K:

Lace up and take part on one of the most sought after 10km road races past some of the most iconic landmarks along the way. Starting at Hyde Park Corner, the route takes you past Trafalgar Square and St. Paul’s Cathedral to Tower Bridge, before returning alongside the River Thames. 25,000 runners fill the streets as its flat road course in the city centre is perfect for people to take on their first running event and for experienced runners looking for that PB.

Cerebra support:

Join Team Cerebra with your own place or one of our guaranteed places and we will support you all the way!

• Useful tips, support and resources to fundraise
• A Cerebra running vest or t-shirt for those muddier challenges
• A Facebook Cerebra running group to encourage one another and exchange tips
• Meet and greet at selected events – and a cheer over the finish line!
• And most importantly- unlimited email and phone support and advice from our fundraising events team.


We can’t wait to have you on Team Cerebra!
If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or call us on 01267 242 586.

Team Cerebra Gains Another Runner for London Marathon

Adam during his 26 mile run from Nuneaton to Coventry in preparation for London

Adam during his 26 mile run from Nuneaton to Coventry in preparation for London

This year’s London Marathon is taking place on 24th April and we’re proud to welcome Adam Louth to team Cerebra!

Adam is 31 years old and works for Deloitte as a surveyor.

Adam told us: “I decided to run the London Marathon for the first time with my two brothers. Unfortunately they were both unable to get a place but I decided to commit and run it alone this year!

Two of my work colleagues have charities close to their heart and Cerebra has helped my colleague Mark whose son has cerebral palsy. I wanted to raise money for a charity where I could witness the positive effect the donations would make.

My goal is to complete the London Marathon, but If I can I want to hit the 4 hour barrier mark.”

If you would like to sponsor Adam, you can do so through his Virgin Money Giving Page.

Cerebra Reception at Number 10 Downing Street

The London Minds Group with Samantha Cameron

The London Minds Group with Samantha Cameron

On Tuesday 3rd November Cerebra held a prestigious fundraising reception at 10 Downing Street hosted by Samantha Cameron.

The reception at 10 Downing Street was an opportunity to celebrate the charity’s work while raising Cerebra’s profile and generating essential support.

Chris Jones, Chief Executive of Cerebra, said: “I am extremely grateful to both Mr and Mrs Cameron that we are able to be at No 10 Downing Street today. It is an honour shared by everyone present. Mr Cameron, as Leader of the Opposition, wrote to Cerebra with the following words: “’I am delighted to welcome the work of Cerebra, which has done so much to help support children, and their families, in cases where children are living with neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy. I am sure the practical support and information you provide has been a lifeline to people – especially parents – in times of need, and that the ground breaking research you have sponsored will help future generations too. Many people have cause to be grateful for all you have done’. I am sure then that Mrs Cameron’s kind offer to host today’s event at this venue, steeped in history and of such gravitas is not without the depth of sincerity that I imagine. We are proud of what we do. We are proud of the people with whom we do it. Most of all we are proud of the families who we support.  They are an inspiration and deserve all the recognition we can give. Today we are here at No 10 to do just that”.

Guests at the event were joined by several families that have received support from Cerebra, including David and Mary Jane Hoyle from Hull whose daughter Annie-May was born with massive brain damage. David and Mary Jane spoke movingly at the event telling guests that “when we were told about Annie-May’s problems we felt lost and alone with nowhere to turn. But Cerebra have been a true friend to us and have been with us on a journey from the start, giving us the support we needed”.

Laura and Brendon Jones explained that their eight year old daughter Violet has a very rare chromosome deletion. Her condition affects her in many ways – she is profoundly deaf and visually impaired, non-verbal and unable to walk or stand unaided. She has profound and multiple learning disabilities and has complex health needs. Despite all her difficulties Violet is a joy to all who know her. She has endured many operations, procedures, tests and hospital stays and is often poorly, however she is a happy, giggly girl who enjoys life to the full and loves to cuddle and be with her family. Cerebra have helped the family with a stay at their specially adapted holiday home, a grant for a specialist trike and sledge designed by our Innovation Centre. Mum Laura said “Life with Violet brings many challenges but Cerebra helps families like us enjoy the good times together, making special memories”

Cerebra’s fundraising group ‘London Minds’ were instrumental in ensuring the success of the evening. ‘London Minds’ was set up with the concept of forming a small group of individuals from various corporate backgrounds who identified strongly with Cerebra’s purpose and aims, and who were keen to promote the charity’s work to likeminded souls within the city, whether they be friends, colleagues or associates. For charities, opportunities to communicate their message to potential supporters in big business are few and far-between -arguably more so in London than anywhere else. The London Minds group aims to grow support for Cerebra organically, with members actively engaging friends, colleagues and associates who they feel will be genuinely interested in hearing about the charity’s work, and who might in-turn communicate this to others, via promotional and, in particular, fundraising events.

For further information on supporting Cerebra, becoming a Trustee or an Ambassador or about joining the London Minds group please contact [email protected]

Meet Our London Marathon 2015 Team!

London marathonWe catch up with our team for the London marathon 2015!

The team at Cerebra are looking forward to the London marathon as this year we have four very brave people running it for us!

Some of you may know our first recruit – local radio DJ James Southon who has shows on Radio Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. When Cerebra approached our local radio station Radio Carmarthenshire to see if any of the DJs would like to run the marathon for us, James stepped up and swiftly commenced with his training!

James told us: “I had sworn NEVER to enter another running race again.

In March of last year I ran the Llanelli half marathon and it nearly killed me! However, when I looked into the brilliant work Cerebra do with children suffering with neurological problems both locally and nationally I felt obliged to step up. They really do make such a massive difference.”

Race day, 26th April is James’ birthday so he is really making sure it will be one to remember!

Our next team member has a very personal reason for supporting us. Michael Harris is running for a very brave little boy who was born with Corpus Callosum and Cerebellar Vermis. Michael has watched the boy’s mother, who is a friend of his struggle to get information and answers about her son’s condition. Michael is raising money for us because we support children and their family’s needs and also help provide information to empower parents.

Andy Day, our next team member will be 52 years old on race day, but despite this, he recently climbed Mont Blanc before setting his sights on the marathon!

Andy is also running for personal reasons as his cousin’s daughter was born with Band Heterotopia.

Andy has watched as cousin Sharon has faced great hardships whilst raising daughter Sophie but has also seen the difference Cerebra has made to their lives. Sophie is now 20 and although life is still hard; Sharon has been able to find some support through Cerebra.

The final addition to team Cerebra is Steff Gadd who is raising money to thank us for funding a trike for her cousin’s son, six year old Harry.

We’re looking forward to cheering each of them on and remember, you can support three members of the team through their online giving pages: James, Michael and Andy.

We wish all of our marathon runners the very best of luck for 26th April.

Alissa Joins Team Cerebra for 10k

Alissa Elsaesser

Alissa Elsaesser

Alissa Elsaesser, who was born with Downs Syndrome, has set herself the challenge of running this year’s London 10k to fundraise for Cerebra.

This will be the fourth year that Cerebra have taken part in the British London 10k race and we have been very fortunate to have many dedicated people taking part in the race on our behalf.

This year is turning out to be no exception and we are very pleased to welcome Alissa Elsaesser to team Cerebra!

Alissa was born with Down’s Syndrome but she has never let anything hold her back and is determined to rise to the challenge and complete the entire route.

Alissa told us a bit more about herself: “This is my last year at College and I am planning to run 10K to raise funds for Cerebra. During the holidays I volunteer at Cerebra, helping with the Raffles. My parents think I am very special. They are right. I like music and singing, cooking and ski twice a month at dry ski slopes. I also am a member of our local Gateway Club and have many friends there. I will need to train a lot to run 10K.”

Running 10k will be a huge challenge for Alissa but she will have the support of her father Alex Elsaesser who will be running the race for the fourth time for Cerebra this year.

“This will be a big challenge for her. She is trying to raise £500 for Cerebra and if you are able to sponsor her, it would be a great encouragement for her to keep training,” Alex said.

You can support Alissa through her Just Giving page. We also still have some places left if you would like to join Alissa and Alex on team Cerebra. Email [email protected] or call 01267 244226 if you are interested in taking part in one of the most iconic races in the country.