Max Appeal February 2016
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February 2016
Events, News & Information
We hope you enjoy seeing what events and fundraisers are coming up in February and future months and also what has been happening in the last couple of months.

We also  like to keep you updated with important news and to remind you what Max Appeal can offer you.

If you do have any comments or queries, please email us at
  • Forthcoming events & fundraisers in February and beyond!
  • Thank you
  • Achievements
  • Research & News
  • Donate
  • How to order Consensus documents
  • Change of contact details
~Would you like to win a Maxi Bear?

Look out for next Month's ezine for the chance to win a Maxi Bear.
Forthcoming events and Fundraising ideas
Mead Open Farm 
22q family meetup
13th February 2016
22q Meet Up 
Mead Open Farm 
Stanbridge Road 
Leighton Buzzard 
For Further info, please click here:
Max Appeal Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

We still have a couple of places available for this event/fundraiser

For further information please click here:

Have a Brew for 22Q!
Look out for more "Have a Brew for 22Q" events near you.

All of the "Have a Brew for 22Q" events can be found here:

Or why not hold your own?

With an estimated 35,000 people, who are living with 22Q in the UK, you can do something to help and have a great time with friends and family.
Put the kettle on....Get together, invite all your friends and family, set the date, put the kettle on and get the cakes in the oven. It's as simple as that. 
Free Tea Party PackHave a Brew pack includes 6 balloons, 6 cake toppers, A3 poster, bunting and money box. 
To register your event and request your free pack please email: Please send your name contact / address. 
For further information please go to
Great North Run
11th September 2016
Max Appeal has secured a Bronze + package for the Great North Run 2016, guaranteeing 35 charity places our most ever and a marquee. Email for an entry form. 
Click here for more info:
Thinking of running for Max Appeal?

Sign up and run for Max Appeal.
We will support you with fundraising help and specially Max Appeal branded running vests.

Great North Run 2016
11th September 2016
Max Appeal has secured a Bronze + package for the Great North Run 2016, guaranteeing 35 charity places our most ever and a marquee.
Email for an entry form
A big Max Appeal Thank you to....
Thank you to all of the following for raising, supporting and donating money for Max Appeal
We couldn't do all that we do without your help.
* Smith & Williamson £200.00 as nominated by Alison Moynihan
* Esher Probus Group and John Leitch £200.00, speakers cheque and personal donation , with BP MATCH FUNDING of £200 to follow.
* Duncan Wilkins £125.00 concert fees donated by Kingston Choral Society and Hereford Cathedral School.
* The Burgoyne Family £160.00 from the sale of reindeer food and donation from their daughters
* ShareGift The Orr Mackintosh Foundation £1,000.00 as nominated by Ketan Pankhania.
* Sharon Deyell £100.00 from their annual swapshop

Thank you to all of our volunteers and fundraisers
Please join us in saying a massive ‘thank you’ to our wonderful volunteers and fundraisers who help us in delivering support everyday across the UK.
22Q Achievements 
We would like to share with you the wonderful achievements accomplished by our 22Q members:

To see more of our fantastic 22qer achievements please click here:
Leah's Fantastic Independent Travel to College
To read Leah's story, please click on the link below
Research & News
Max Appeal 2016 Calendars & Wallplanners
Now Available to buy 
Please click link to see details to purchase:

British Sub Aqua Club.
Fancy a go at Scuba Diving ??
One of our members has offered to give you a free scuba diving lesson: 
Please click link for more details

(Still) learning to cope with my daughter’s health problems - Sam Radford

It is nearly two years since I first wrote publicly about my struggles with coming to terms with my daughter's chromosomal disorder (22q11.2). Eloise is soon to turn seven, and I thought it was about time to try and capture some of my thoughts and feelings again. 
For Sam's full story please click here:
Request for Information
Call out for Help & InformationIn the next couple of months we will be sending out Max Appeal flyers to all cardiac departments/PICU's/speech & language/immunologists/cleft palate and general paediatrics. As you can imagine to get this information to the correct person and department is quite a task. Therefore, I'm calling on your help. I need to know the following please: 
Name of Doctor: 
Additional people eg: cardiac nurses/ward managers etc. 
Can you please email the information to me directly at: 
Thank you everyone
Volunteers Wanted
The Psychiatric Imaging Group at Imperial College London is looking for male and female volunteers aged between 18-65 to participate in a research project. We are looking for volunteers who are carriers of 22q11 deletion.
Please click here for further details
Volunteers Wanted
100,000 Genomes Project
I am a researcher from Oxford University looking for people to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project. 

The 100,000 Genomes project funded by the Department of Health will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with cancer.
For further information, please click the link:

Just Giving...

To Donate to Max Appeal is so easy.. Just text MAX to 70660 to donate £5. 
You can also donate via JustGiving here:
Donating with Payroll Giving is a simple and easy way to give to Max Appeal from your salary

A donation to Max Appeal each pay day will help us continue our work supporting children and their families affected by 22q11 Syndrome

See how giving as you earn works 
Your pledge... Cost to you at 20% tax rate Cost to you at 40% tax rate
£5 £4 £3
£10 £8 £6
£20 £16 £12

For more information, please click on this link:
Information Ordering
If you wish to order a copy of the parent/carer or professional consensus document, please use the link below.
Copies can also be downloaded.
Contact Details
Please do remember to update us if you change your address, telephone number or email address so that we can keep our database correct and keep you up to date with what's happening at Max Appeal.
Please email us at
Thank you
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