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On 10 September our team went to Clacton-on-Sea for the annual Clacton Triathlon. It was a great day with over £4000 raised! A huge thank you to the organisers of the triathlon for their continued support and all the participants in the event.
September Highlights
Welcome to this month's issue of the Brain & Spine Foundation's newsletter! We hope you enjoy the new look and layout. 

We're very pleased to announce we have a couple of freshly updated publications. Our fact sheet on TIA (transient ischaemic attack) and our booklet on TM (transverse myelitis) are now up to date with accurate and reliable, accessible information.    

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the TM booklet, especially Dr Anu Jacob (Consultant Neurologist), Dr M. Lunn (Consultant Neurologist), Kerry Mutch (NMO Specialist Nurse), the members of the Transverse Myelitis Society and Barbara Babcock.
Read and download our free accredited publications
Clive's story
One of our very own Trustees, Clive Holland, has shared his personal story of why he became a Trustee and decided to leave a legacy for our charity. We're very grateful for your support, Clive!

I was walking alongside my daughter Lucy, while she was riding a horse, when suddenly she screamed in pain and dropped into my arms, unconscious. Her mother and I drove quickly with Lucy, aged nine, to the local hospital. It was a small hospital and they were not equipped to deal with the situation...
Read Clive's story
Neuro News
What's been happening?
  • Outreach programme: September has been a busy month for the Outreach team. We attended the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester, ABIL’s conference on ‘Improving the Pathway after Brain Injury’, the Oliver Zangwill Centre’s 20th anniversary neuro-psychology conference, and last but not least: we were delighted to exhibit at The National Hospital’s conference on ‘Foundations in Neuro for Speech and Language Therapists’. A big welcome to all our new newsletter subscribers gained on our travels this month!
  • Extended Helpline hours: We're very pleased to announce that the Helpline will continue to have extended hours on Wednesdays only (9am - 7pm) until the end of this year. We aim to reach even more people affected by neurological problems with our specialist service.   
Have a neurologial query? Contact our Helpline
Community News 
  • Our web article of the month: Did you know that knitting is just one of several great activities for the brain? Find out what other activities boost your brain here!
  • Life After A Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Conference: Not many weeks left (5 weeks and 1 day, but no one's counting) until the UK's first conference dedicated exclusively to Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (SAH). If you have been affected directly or indirectly by a SAH in your life then this event is for you. Make sure to get tickets if you haven't already done so, they are almost sold out!
Click here for the conference programme and for tickets
Fundraising News 
  • Berlin MarathonA huge congratulations to Lucy Wrapson and Gen Madgwick who ran the Berlin Marathon on 25 September! These wonderful ladies have so far raised an incredible £2,296.64 in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation!
  • Bournemouth MarathonGood luck to Chris Ryans taking on the Bournemouth Marathon in aid of our charity this weekend! He's already completed a half Ironman and the London Duathlon...Go Chris!
  • Royal Parks Half Marathon: We will be cheering on our 18 #TeamBrainandSpine runners on Sunday 9 October at The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in Hyde Park. We are looking for volunteers to join us at our cheer point from 9am-12pm! If you are interested in a really fun day out, then please get in touch with our events team Katherine and Alexis, clicking the button below.
Come have fun at Royal Parks! Volunteer to cheer on our runners!
Get involved with us. Find out ways you can support us!
Questions, suggestions, feedback? Get in touch with our editor, Aaron
Brain & Spine Helpline
Our nurses are here to help you and to provide practical and emotional support. If you would like to speak to one of our nurses, then call 0808 808 1000. The opening hours are:

Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9am - 2pm
Wednesdays: 9am - 7pm
Fridays: 9am - 1pm

Alternatively, email our nurses!

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