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Atlantic Castaways Break the World Record to be the Youngest Pair to Row Across an Ocean

27 January 2016

Atlantic rowing challenge crew in boat
Jack and Freddy in their boat 'Blue Steel'

Freddie Wright and Jack Galsworthy finished the World’s Toughest Row in 47 Days & 14 Hours 46 Minutes raising over £41,000 for Brain Research Trust. Students Jack and Freddie, both 21, landed in Antigua’s English Harbour at 00.46 on 6th February, having rowed their 6.9m boat Blue Steel unaccompanied across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. They came 10th in all, beating 16 other teams to the finish line.

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

27 April 2015

On Sunday 26th April 2015 50 Brain Research Trust supporters ran the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Some were running for the first time, some in memory of a loved one and some were running for a personal challenge, but for everyone it was the culmination of many months of hard work. As they joined the thousands of runners taking to the streets of London we were immensely proud of their achievements in training and fundraising.

Our amazing cheer squad kept runners motivated at Mile 25 even though their legs were tired. If you would like to volunteer at an event in the future, drop us an email info@brt.org.uk

This year Brain Research Trust had their biggest team ever for the London Marathon, and although we are still waiting for final pledges to come in, we already know that it has been a record-breaking year for fundraising too. We'll make an announcement of the total raised in the next few weeks

Thanks again to everyone who made the day so special. Find yourselves in our photos on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/brainresearchtrust

 

Thank you also to our wonderful hosts at The Connection at St Martins as well as the companies that helped us to congratulate our runners by providing gifts for their goody bags.

Boulderdash 2015

10 March 2015

BRT support Mick Goss will once again be holding the fantastic Boulderdash event at Woodlands Farm, in the beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Weston Underwood, just outside Olney in North Bucks.

This is an exciting and tough off road running race through woodland, quarries, tunnels and ponds with all proceeds going to Brain Research Trust.

The format of the dash is simple – you choose to run a 4 mile race with some demanding challenges along the way, or if you really want to push yourself and test your level of endurance you can, in addition to the first 4 miles, run a further 4 miles through some really tough challenges and terrain.

On race day there will be support from leading triathlon events specialist Big Cow and chip timing provided by Resultsbase.net.

At this years race there will be a licensed bar serving a selection of real ales and wine provided by Bacchus Wines. All finishers will receive a t-shirt and a race memento.

We look forward to seeing you on the start line!

Event info

Event dates: 10th July 2015
Location: Woodlands Fard, Milton Keynes
Distance:
4 Miles/8 Miles

Register

Contact: info@brt.org.uk 0207 4049982

London Marathon 2014

14 April 2014

A huge THANK YOU to the 43 brave runners who completed the London Marathon 2014 for Brain Research Trust. 

Some were running for the first time, some had run the course before, but for everyone it was the culmination of many months of hard work. We have been immensely proud of our team for putting their all into their training and fundraising and it was fantastic to be able to join them in celebrating their achievement. And the sun came too! We were also delighted to meet so many of our runners and their supporters both at our cheer point on the Embankment at mile 25, and at our post-race reception at The Connection at St Martins.

Our team this year has been the biggest yet for Brain Research Trust, and although we are still waiting for final pledges to come in, we already know that it has been a record-breaking year for fundraising too. We'll make an announcement of the total raised in the next few weeks.

Thanks again to everyone who made the day so special. Find yourselves in our photos on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/brainresearchtrust

 

 

Thank you also to our wonderful hosts at The Connection at St Martins as well as the companies that helped us to congratulate our runners by providing gifts for their 'recovery' goody bags:

Handmade organic Eucalyptus and Poppy seed invigorating soap from Soak Yourself www.soakyourself.co.uk

Actipatch - an anti-inflammatory joint patch using electromagnetic pulse technology www.actipatch.com

GOOD Hi Plant Proactive Shake protein - an all natural hemp-based protein shake designed to fuel your body, enhance muscle development, speed up recovery and optimize your overall wellbeing www.goodhempnutrition.com

CELL- a puppetry show about MND

24 February 2014

CELL

By Smoking Apples and Little Cauliflower.

After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on a trip of a lifetime… and so does his pet fish.

A new collaboration between Smoking Apples, Little Cauliflower and Red Threaders; CELL uses puppetry, inventive visuals and an original score to explore the realities and challenges of living with MND. Supported by Arts Council England it is a sensitive, unmissable piece of theatre.

Premiering at Little Angel Theatre's high profile FIRSTS Festival in London on the 21st and 22nd March (Tickets only £5) it will then be performed at Greenwich Theatre 17th - 19th April before embarking on a UK Tour in Autumn 2014.

For further information please visit

www.cell-show.co.uk

Charitable Nomination Yields Dividend for Brain Research Trust

07 February 2014

Brain Research Trust received a late Christmas present from Redmayne-Bentley today when the stockbrokers handed over a cheque for £1,000.

Throughout December, Redmayne-Bentley invited clients to nominate a charity of their choice to receive a £1,000 donation. After receiving over 2,000 nominations, Brain Research Trust was picked out at random.

Redmayne-Bentley’s head of trading Nick Bettison and Mrs Angela Morris, who nominated the charity, presented the cheque to Brain Research Trust’s head of fundraising Sarah Courthope at the firm’s London office.

Sarah Courthope commented: “On behalf of everyone at Brain Research Trust I would like to say thank you very much to Redmayne-Bentley for their generosity – and a special thank you also to Angela Morris for nominating us.

“Their donation will enable us to continue to support UCL Institute of Neurology to investigate diseases of the brain and nervous system, to improve diagnoses, find better treatments and work towards the prevention of these devastating conditions.”

Redmayne-Bentley’s head of trading Nick Bettison said: “Brain Research Trust is a fabulous charity and I’m delighted that we’re able to support such a worthy cause. We were overwhelmed with the level of nominations received this year, which just goes to show the charitable spirit of our clients.”

 

New year's resolutions- what will you do?

06 January 2014

New year, new you?

If you're thinking of getting fit in 2014, the best way to keep yourself motivated is to sign up for a running challenge, plus you can help us to fund our vital research at the same time!

We have charity places in the upcoming Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, Bupa London 10k, Edinburgh Marathon and Half Marathon, Bournemouth Marathon, Great North Run and Berlin Marathon.

There are also plenty of other events around the UK that you can join to run for Brain Research Trust. To find out more visit RunBritain.

Joining our team means you'll get our support with fundraising and training, our fundraising pack and a BRT running vest.

For more information on our charity places please look at our list of events or get in touch at nicola.brooke@brt.org.uk or on 020 7492 0392.

Happy New Year!

Ballumbie Castle Golf Club raise £4,800 at their Charity Golf Day

27 November 2013

Raymond Bennett and golfers
Golfers L-R: S. Gowers, E. Lynch, Ray Bennett and D. Archibald

A huge thank you to Raymond Bennett and everybody at Ballumbie Castle Golf Course for raising a fantastic £4,800 for Brain Research Trust at their Golf Day on 8th September. Fifty teams from 27 clubs were present on the day, competing for a range of generously donated prizes including a holiday in Portugal, a year’s golf club membership and a day at a race track. The day was topped off by a Neil Diamond Night and raffle, all contributing to the superb total. We greatly appreciate the tremendous effort by so many people in organising this event. Thank you to everyone involved for their hard work and generosity, and especially to Ray for leading the efforts.

www.ballumbiegolf.com

Brain Research Trust awarded charity of the year by Hannover Re UK Life Branch

21 November 2013

We are delighted to announce that Hannover Re UK Life Branch have chosen Brain Research Trust as their charity of the year for 2014. We very much look forward to working with you and a big thank you from all of us to all of you!

Welsh mountain adventure

20 June 2013

Jenny, Gary, Martin, Dave, Nick, Gemma and Laura
Jenny, Gary, Martin, Dave, Nick and Laura

Laura Brice and friends climbed all 15 of Wales's exquisite mountains over 24 hours, walking around 30 miles and over 3000ft

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Brain Research Trust Office move

19 June 2013

Brain Research Trust announces office move.

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Sumatran Jungle Trek Challenge

13 June 2013

Katy Wright

Katy Wright decided she wanted to do something completely out of her comfort-zone, she set her sights on trekking the Sumatran jungle, Indonesia.

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