Stephen Goodman is raising money for the NMC Midlands by doing something that most of us consider to be crazy, foolish or just plain mad – jumping out of a plane…..with a parachute attached to his back, of course! Yes, Stephen is planning to do a sky dive! He is jumping from 13,000 ft and will reach a speed of 120mph!!
Stephen was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy three years ago and has been coming to NMC Midlands for specialist physiotherapy since it opened in January 2013. He recognises the value of physiotherapy sessions with staff that have in depth knowledge of his condition.
‘This sort of care helps people with similar conditions to stay strong for longer, maintain flexibility and treat pain’
says Stephen. He is also aware that he would be unlikely to get this treatment on the NHS.
Why the NMC Midlands?
In the short time they have been open the NMC Midlands have provided this care to many, including me and members of my family. They are the first centre in the region and only the second across the entire UK to provide the specialist services needed.
The charity is dependent on public support and it is because of this he has decided to do a sponsored sky dive – to support those with neuromuscular conditions. Stephen believes that the charity has a positive impact on the quality of life of those with neuromuscular conditions, and that of their families, friends and carers.
The dive is taking place on the 6th July at Sibson airfield in Peterborough so let’s show Stephen some encouragement and donate anything you can to support the NMC Midlands through the following link:
The Color Run 5k is coming to Birmingham for the first time! The only question is “Are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life?” You bet you are. Race it solo or with your Color friends. Check out the race details below & we’ll see you all squeaky clean at the start line.
Date: Saturday 16th August, 2014
How does it work?
The Color Run event is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a colour crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is about participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual Sunday morning walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run course will be the most enjoyable 3 miles you’ve travelled in a VERY long time.
Rule #1 All participants are welcome… fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young.
Rule #2 White shirt dress code at the official start line and ready to roll!
Rule #3 Completely coloured Willy Wonka goodness at the finish.
*The Color Run™ Birmingham – Pricing & Deadlines** Registration deadline to be confirmed shortly.
£25.00 Entry Fee
£4.99 Postage & Packaging
£23.00 Entry Fee
£4.99 Postage and Packaging
*Children aged 5 and under go FREE!
You can set up your online fundraising page with either BT My Donate: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/nmcmidlands
or Local Giving.com: http://localgiving.com/charity/nmc-midlands and help raise vital funds for NMC Midlands.
Sunday 11 May 2014
The Oxford Town and Gown has been voted one of the best road races in the UK, the event gives entrants the unique opportunity to run through the closed streets of Oxford city centre, passing historic sites and ending in the beautiful University Parks.
The route is flat and scenic, which makes this event perfect for everyone, including those who want to take to the streets in fancy dress, beginners who have signed up to their first race to the more experienced runners that want to get their personal best.
Why not take part and raise vital funds for NMC Midlands?
Place: Oxford University Parks
Date: 11 May 2014
10k – Unaffiliated runner: £20 | Affiliated runner: £18 (open to those 16 years and older)
3k – £8 (open to those aged between 9 – 15 years old)
08:30 – 09:30 – Arrival of participants
09:30 – The 3k Junior Race starts
09:45 – The wheelchair athletes starts
10:00 – The 10k race starts
Allow at least 20 minutes to reach the start. The information point and bag store will close 30 minutes before the race starts.
To register for the race please go to: http://www.townandgown10k.com/oxford/
You can set up your online fundraising page with either BT My Donate: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/nmcmidlands or Local Giving.com:http://localgiving.com/charity/nmc-midlands, it’s up to you which one you use.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you would like us to post you a sponsorship form.
Join 18,000 runners at the Midlands’s leading half-marathon, as they take to the streets of Birmingham city centre, taking in major landmarks, cheered on by thousands of supporters, and with live music from bands en route to help every step of the way.
We provide support with your fundraising from the day you sign up, helping you set up your online fundraising page and plan other fundraising ideas. We will provide materials, running shirts and promote your fundraising online and in the press where possible. We can even offer a complimentary well-earned massage after the race!
1. A payment of £33 is required to enter with the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, which is open for entries now. Visit here to register with Bupa.
2. We ask all our team members to raise a minimum of £100 to support vital services for people with muscular dystrophy. To join the NMC Midlands team today, please contact our fundraising team on 02476 426 084 or email us.
If you were lucky enough to secure a public ballot place for the 2014 Virgin London Marathon and would like to run for the Neuromuscular Centre Midlands, please get in touch! You will not be tied to a minimum sponsorship target, but your support, no matter how big or small, will make a real difference to us.
We will support you every step of the way with your fundraising, including helping you to set up your online sponsorship page and giving you ideas for other fundraising initiatives. We will provide you with all the necessary materials, a running vest and will be there to cheer you on when the big day arrives!
This is a great opportunity to take on an immense personal challenge and do something wonderful for people living with muscular dystrophy at the same time. To support us, please contact our fundraising team on 0845 600 5551 or email us.