Worldwide swim for FD/MAS 2019
Nish Rai is 18 years old and was diagnosed with mono-ostotic Fibrous Dysplasia in the right femur in 2012. Nish is planning to organise a global sponsored swimming event to raise awareness and funds for Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune Albright Syndrome, and hopes this event will also encourage people with FD/MAS to become more active, improving their physical health. Nish is training for a 10km swim, and will shortly be setting up a website so that people can write their own stories, explain why they want to participate and share how their training is progressing. The swim will probably take place next summer around August so there's plenty of time to prepare! If you're interested in taking part or have any ideas please contact Nish at email@example.com.
Wonderful donation of £2500!
We have received a very generous donation of £2,500 from a lady who is very passionate about the support our charity offers those affected by Fibrous Dysplasia and McCune Albrights Syndrome. This lady, who wishes to remain anonymous, has a loved one with Fibrous Dysplasia, who benefits from the advice on offer through the support group. On behalf of everyone at FDSSUK, we thank you very much for your support.
Carol Urwin raises £540 for FDSSUK
Congratulations to Carole Urwin who raised £530 for FDSS by successfully completing this year's Great North Run on 9th September. Carole has been running the GNR for FDSS for about 10 years. Here's hoping she continues to run for us for another 10 years, or even more!
Joanne Mills walks 5 miles for Fibrous Dyslasia Support Society
Joanne's sister, now 21 years old, has suffered from Fibrous Dysplasia all her life. Jo has just completed a 5 mile walk to raise money to support those who suffer from this disease. Please help Jo by donating via her Justgiving Page.
Amazon Smile Donations
You can support FDSSUK by using your existing Amazon account on AmazonSmile. On your first purchase from AmazonSmile you need to select Fibrous Dysplasia Support Society from the list of supported charitable organisations before you begin shopping. 0.5% of the purchase cost will be donated to FDSSUK.
More information here.
Dublin 10km walking/running race success!
We would like to thank Maria Costello who completed the Dublin 10km walking/running race in 1 hour 53 minutes just three weeks after having major surgery and, in doing so, raised 2160€ for us. Our thanks go to Maria and to all who supported her, and the FDSSUK, financially. A magnificent achievement.
Aviva Community Funding 2017
Thank you to everyone who voted for the Aviva Community Funding Project, but, unfortunately, we weren't successful as only the first 200 projects got automatic funding. We weren't quick enough off the mark as a group and our voters encountered difficulties when accessing Aviva's website which kept crashing as people tried to vote for their community projects. Aviva did, however, kindly give us £100 due to the voting difficulties. Maybe next year!
Great North Run Challenge, 10th September 2017
One of our members, Gillian Findlay, and her cousin Sarah Grudzien, ran the Great North Run in September to raise funds for us. So far they have raised over £2000 which is amazing!
Please visit their Just Giving page and donate if you can. Thank you.
Great North Run Challenge, 11th September 2016
Congratulations to Aimee Hargreaves and friends who raised the wonderful sum of £2,500 for FDSSUK by running the Great North Run, the largest half marathon in the world, on 11th September 2016.
Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge, 23rd May 2016
Congratulations to Jamie Watson, a committee member of the Fibrous Dysplasia Support Society, who, with three others, successfully completed the 175-mile Coast to Coast cycle challenge from Whitehaven to Scarborough. The four day challenge passed through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors, with some pretty serious climbs involved. Jamie comments:
Thank you everyone for all your support and donations. There were 4 of us in the end that braved blazing sunshine, some monstrous hills, lots of rain on day 3, 2 punctures, a few tears! And some very sore bottoms but we made it and feel very proud. As of today (27/6/2016) the total raised has gone past £4400 (not including gift aid) which we are very excited and proud about and hopefully that will go a large way to funding next year's conference which we hope to bring Dr Collins and his team from the United States back over.
Jamie Watson, a committee member of the Fibrous Dysplasia Support Society, ran the Derby Ramathon 2015 on Sunday 7th June to raise funds for FDSSUK. Congratulations, Jamie, on completing the half marathon, and raising £379.76.
The Fibrous Dysplasia Support Society now has a JustGiving account.
Please click here to donate.
Lottie, a patient with Fibrous Dysplasia, is a pupil at the Fireflies dance school in Tunbridge Wells. On the 13th of July the school held a concert and raised £1,400 for two charities, one being the FDSSUK. We are very grateful to Lottie and all the teachers and other pupils of The Fireflies school for their outstanding support for us, shown in their donation of £700.
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