Fundraise for SameYou

Why fundraising for SameYou was magical for Tobias

Fundraiser Tobias Hassels said he experienced a special, defining moment as he finished SameYou’s 120km Cycle Ibiza challenge, which was his first sports event after suffering a brain injury. The chef and musician, who had to learn to walk, eat and talk again after a devastating aneurysm, signed up to the event in April as he thought it was a chance to reconnect with his injury and tell his story publicly as he fundraised.

After completing the event, Tobias, 43, said: “I just thought ‘wow’, I can’t believe I. When I got to the final metres going to the area where everyone had been waiting for us, I couldn’t really celebrate that at that moment as I was quite moved, in a good way. 
 “I didn’t cycle a lot, or at all, after my aneurysm and I thought this would be a really good way to also reconnect with my injury and my own story. I didn’t know what to expect from the hills, going up the hills, going down them, and I had a completely different bike than I used to ride.“Cycle Ibiza made me fit again, the training was really good. It was in wintertime, but I was getting much fitter and being able to ride and to cycle and to go into the mountains, it was really a great experience, so I benefited from it in more than one way.  “I would love to take part in another challenge. It was really such a magical weekend, and it was wonderful how empathetic and wonderful everyone was towards each other.”  Tobias lives with partner Melanie and dog Lu, a Miniature Schnauzer, just outside Hamburg in Germany. 

He said the aneurysm was sudden, with only a few small signs including extreme changes to his emotions.
 He added: “It came out of nothing. There might have been some signs there, like being extremely emotional but also angry, but I did not know what it was.“I was never silent about my brain injury, but I also did not actively do something publicly, but because of Cycle Ibiza I had to do that as I had to get the funds. I was able, for the first time, able to tell my story in a public way. And that was really, really good and I got huge feedback from many different people, and it was really important.”

Read more about Tobias's story here
  • SameYou will soon be announcing its next fundraising challenge for 2024. Keep checking our social media platforms and our website for the details.


As part of our brilliant team of fundraisers, you can help make a difference to the 1 in 3 people that will be affected by a brain injury.

There are so many ways to get involved with fundraising, from taking part in a SameYou challenge, to organising your own event. Get in touch to speak to us about your fundraiser!

email: [email protected]

How will your fundraising help?

Every Pound, Euro or Dollar you raise helps us help the brain injury community.


Here are our current fundraising events that you can take part in:



Past fundraising events:

6,000 Steps a day Fundraising Challenge

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Halloween Ball

Join us for an opulent night to remember with cocktails in the Saloon bar, a three-course banquet feast in the Tapestry Room and entertainment by singer Lynsey Shaw and The Cult Of.


WHERE: The Ned, London


Vitality London 10,000

What's better than exercising? Exercising for a great cause! SameYou will be at the Vitality London 10,000 on September 24th. 



WHERE: London


London Landmarks Half Marathon
2nd April 2023

The London Landmarks Half Marathon is a closed road, central London run and is the only half marathon to go through both the City of London and City of Westminster. In 2023, 16,000 runners will take part cheered on by thousands of supporters.

SameYou have ten runner places for the LLHM on 2nd April 2023 and will have a charity cheer station at the event. 

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in a place.

Brighton Marathon and Brighton 10K
2nd April 2023

Over 12,000 runners will take part in the 2023 Brighton Marathon on 2nd April 2023. SameYou have two full Marathon runner places and two 10k runner places.

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in a place.

We are always looking at new events, so let us know if there is one you are interested in running/riding/swimming for us!