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Fundraise for SameYou
33 for ABI in July is back for a second year!
We would love you to join 33 for ABI in July and have fun supporting SameYou and fundraising for mental health and emotional recovery services for brain injury and stroke survivors.
This challenge is open to EVERYONE, whatever your ability. If you are recovering after a brain injury or stroke, set your challenge to a level that is achievable to you.
Last year, we had people running, walking, practicing Tai Chi, baking cakes and even scuba diving. We had one amazing fundraiser take their first steps after a stroke. Whether it's 33 minutes per day or 33 your way, we would love you to take part.
Why 33? Almost 1 in 3 people - 33% - will have an acquired brain injury (ABI) at some point in their life. You will know someone with a brain injury at some point and they will not receive the care they need.
By taking part and fundraising for 33 for ABI in July, you will help the 33% of people who are affected by brain injury in their lifetime.
Ready to sign up? Click on the link above to register and then join our Facebook Group to meet the other fundraisers.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's challenge and having some fun this July!
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!