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Fundraise for SameYou
The Challenge - THIS WEEKEND!!
Join SameYou and former World & Paralympic Cycling Champion, Mark Colbourne MBE for a weekend of 'cycology' and raise money to help SameYou expand our UK Neuro Recovery Directory and launch a brand new US Neuro Recovery Directory.
Click here to hear from Mark!
We know first-hand how difficult it is to find the right neurorehabilitation services. The aim of this online directory is to signpost brain injury and stroke survivors to local services. By building and growing this network it is our hope that we can help as many people and their families get the necessary support they need.
So what do you need to do?
This is an inclusive free event - anyone can sign up and take part.
We are challenging you to cycle 50KM, 25KM or 15KM in a way that suits you – indoor, outdoor, with friends, or solo.
Set yourself your own personal challenge and get on your bike!
Get out and about on your bike to raise money for brain injury and stroke recovery. Ditch the car and you can cover the distance in any way you like
Explore your local area Jump on an exercise bike at the gym Plan a route and get out for a ride with friends
**Participation is everything. Get fit, improve your mental health, challenge yourself, raise awareness and funds for SameYou. **
Got a question? Check out our FAQ page.
We appreciate that for many of our fundraisers, these have been exceptionally difficult times and have been amazed by the support that we have received during the COVID-19 crisis, and wanted to say thank you to everyone that has fundraised and donated to SameYou.
Many traditional fundraising activities are now beginning to open up with COVID safety restrictions in place. We need your help to improve brain injury recovery through ground-breaking research, specialist training and our work supporting new innovative services. During this pandemic, we’ve funded virtual rehabilitation clinics to provide support for brain injury survivors - with your help we can do even more. Before you start planning your fundraising, please make sure you can do it safely, including travel restrictions, social distancing, and hand washing.
Every pound, euro or dollar you raise helps us help the brain injury community.
We know that it will not be possible for all to give, but by organising fundraising events you can still help survivors of brain injury.
Want to set up your own fundraiser? Take a look at our handy fundraising guide for tips to get you started.
Got your own place in an upcoming event? Let us know. We'll send you a vest and fundraising pack. Or you can search Runner’s World and secure your own place in an event in the UK. Don’t forget to let us know that you’re joining #TeamSameYou!
We currently have places for the Golden Gate Half Marathon and 5k in San Francisco this November and the London Landmarks Half Marathon in London next April. 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!
Eric Raymond is a former US Army Soldier who has suffered symptoms of traumatic brain injury and is traveling to the UK to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon all the way from Las Vegas.
George Martin is 18 years old and our youngest London Landmarks Half Marathon runner. "It is a great achievement for me to be able to take part in the LLHM. I feel privileged that I am able to run for a charitable cause while achieving a personal goal."