Max Appeal May 2016
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 May 2016
Events, News & Information
We hope you enjoy seeing what events and fundraisers are coming up in May 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 May and beyond!
  • News & Research
  • Thank you
  • Achievements
  • Donate
  • How to order Consensus documents
  • Change of contact details
Forthcoming events and Fundraising ideas
22Q At the Zoo
22nd May 2016

Bookings Now Being Taken
T shirts are now available to order

Mark your Calendars for the sixth annual 22q at the Zoo for Sunday May 22nd, 2016 

This very special event gives families, friends, and professionals a chance to socialise, network and raise the public profile of 22q deletion and duplication syndromes.
Click here for further details:
Calling all Fundraisers..
Max Appeal Needs Your Help

We are a small charity with a massive job and we can't run it without your help in raising money and awareness. 

We URGENTLY need your help in fundraising, last year our 22q at the Zoo cost us £3,000 to organise, new member packs cost £10, and our national helpline costs approx. £500 per year amongst many other daily running costs. 

We also have a sponsorship form which we can send out to you for your fundraising events- just email me to obtain your copy. Or, if you prefer to set up a just giving page, just go to our website:

Please click here for full article:
Edinburgh Night Ride
18th June 2016 to Sunday 19th June 2016
Fancy raising some Money for Max Appeal ? 
Not into running, but can cycle? 
How about entering the Edinburgh night ride.....50 miles....
Sarah Goodyear is entering. 
Email us here at if you fancy joining in.
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:
The Colourthon Events
2nd July 2016
The Colourthon events are staged in and around Chalkwell Park in Southend by Southend Round Table as a fundraising initiative for various registered charities, full information is available from our website

For full story please click here:
Small Charities Week

eBay Auction is back for June 2016. We have the opportunity to auction items on Ebay through this Year's Small Charity Week. 

If you think you could get hold of any goods which would 'fit the bill' then please lets hear about it. 

If anyone would like to work on getting hold of items and have any connections they can use it would be great. We can put in up to 10 items. 

Prudential Ride London
30th July 2016

Entries to the 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Peloton Relay are now open! This team challenge is open to UK-based businesses and charities. 

The Peloton Relay requires a team of four riders representing the same organisation or charity.

For further details:
Max Appeal Collection Tins

We have Max Appeal collection tins. If you are interested in having one for your local pub/shop or event you are holding please email me at
Thank you
Are you thinking of holding an event or fundraising for Max Appeal?
Please do let us know and we can help you promote your event.
Email us at:
News & Research
Max Appeal Selfie Poster
Moira got together with a bunch of friends from Canada, Australia and the US in Disneyland, California and took a group selfie for Max Appeal. 
Download the Max Appeal Selfie Poster:
Charity Night - A Huge Success
On Saturday 19th March Julie and Dave Jones held a charity evening in aid of Max Appeal as Dave Jones is running the London Marathon on April 24th. We had a local band play called The Ron Jeremy Band, sold 120 tickets, held a raffle and an auction. The night was a huge success and we raised in excess of £2,000.  

Thank you so much to our friends Helen and Noel O'Donnell who donated use of their apartment in Spain which we auctioned and raised £300 and also the kind donations from our friends for the raffle prizes. Also another huge thank you to our friend Steve Bignell for some fantastic DJing. Dave's Just Giving page is still running and that's now hit over £1,000. See link for Just Giving page:
Max Appeal Selfie with Sci Fi Stars
Katie & Tracey had a day at a local Sci Fi event and managed to get some great pictures with the stars and the Max Appeal selfie poster. 
See link for full story and photo's
Max Appeal About Us Leaflet
The new Max Appeal leaflets are now available to print off or request a paper copy

Max Appeal 2016 Calendars & Wallplanners
Now Available to buy 
Please click link to see details to purchase:


Fancy seeing the derby match between Stevenage FC and Wimbledon on Saturday 30th April.
Stevenage FC and Wimbledon Football MatchMax Appeal i pleased to offer one of our families the opportunity to watch the derby match between Stevenage FC and Wimbledon on Saturday 30th April. 
Full details:

David Geldard MBE - Bursary application 
We would like to recognise, encourage and reward outstanding efforts through the David Geldard Bursary Scheme. The successful applicant will be awarded the Bursary package which includes: 
A trophy 
£300 Cash 
Free passes to CCP(UK) Conference on 8th June 2016 in Manchester 
Free membership of CCP (UK) for 12 months 
Publicity in CCP(UK) and BCS Website and Newsletters 
For full details:
A big Max Appeal Thank you to....
Easter Raffle
Leah Ryan made a marvellous Easter Egg Basket. Thank you Leah 
Tickets were £1 (& 23p paypal fee) each and we raised £30. 
The Winning ticket was won by Sophie Brumfitt. 
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket.
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.
We couldn't do any of this without you.
Megan - Surfboard Design
Last year, her school submitted her surfboard design to a national competition and it was chosen along with 40 other school children's art to go on the Generation Art touring exhibition, which toured several towns/ cities. It is now back on the Isle of Wight locally exhibited. 

For full story:
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:
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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