The 2013 Cerebra Centre Challenge: a 24 Hour Run

In June 2013, members of our research team and some of their partners will form two teams and participate in a 24 hour running event: 'Endure 24'. In each team, runners will take turns running the five mile race course at Wasing Park, through wood, up hills and past cows! The idea is that they will keep on going for the entire 24 hours, meaning that each person will be running at least 15 miles. This will be a huge challenge, as many of the team are new to running.

The teams would like to raise as much money for Cerebra as we can to help with all the amazing work they do for children and their families. Any amount donated is really appreciated.  If you would like to sponsor the teams, they have a joint JustGiving page.

Matthew Oliver

In 2012, Matthew ran the London Marathon for the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, a charity with close family ties and one that would really appreciate your help. He raised an amazing £1562 in sponsorship, well done Matthew!

Mary Heald

In July 2011, Mary ran for 24 hours to raise money for the Angelman Syndrome Support Education & Research Trust (ASSERT), running over 80 miles in total. ASSERT are the UK Angelman syndrome support group and provide invaluable information and support to families.Mary raised £1173 through Sponsorship on her JustGiving page, excellent work Mary!

Krupa Sheth

In October 2011, Krupa participated in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run to raise money towards the Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Foundation UK. Having worked directly with this charity, Krupa had been deeply touched by the work they do to support both children with the disorder and their families. Krupa completed the run and enjoyed it so much that she is now taking part in the 24 hour run with the team from the cente!