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Virtual Events take centre stage this year

2020 was a strange year for events, with cancellations and postponements, but the Brain & Spine Foundation was able to adapt to the new climate. Our biggest achievements this year were the Virtual Christmas Quiz and the Virtual London Marathon race. We are overwhelmed by the support from our community and supporters, thank you for all you do for us!

It has been a challenging year for events and this year we saw Virtual Events take centre stage.  

We put on our first ever Virtual Christmas Quiz in December. We raised an incredible £4100 from donations and the raffle! Well done to our raffle winners, who won some incredible prizes! To the celebrities and our Ambassadors, thank you for your brilliant contributions.

A special thank you to Si King, Mary King, Colin Jackson, David Walliams and Jonny Wilkinson. Also to Pauline Hanson Gilman, Charlotte Barwick, Joe Borges, Eva Favva, Emma Flin and Kavita Basi.

A huge thank you to everyone that joined a really fun and engaging evening. Our Community is outstanding! You make it all possible. We are so overwhelmed by the support we received and are already looking forward to the next one, we hope you are too!

Also in 2020, we were all set for the Virgin London Marathon 40th Race and unfortunately, its cancellation was huge hit for the charity and our brilliant runners. Despite this, the virtual race managed to fill some of that gap, mainly down to our dedicated runners who continued to support us (and still do!) We ended up raising some vital funds. A massive thank you to all that took part and contributed!

Sandra was a friend of one of our marathon runners but secured a spot in the virtual race “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to run the virtual London Marathon it was a great experience… Now I’ve had time to recover I can honestly say it was a day I’ll never forget”. Sandra raised just shy of £500 and we are so grateful, when are you next running for us Sandra?

You can read more about the race here

While we had some exciting things planned for 2020, it doesn’t mean we can’t showcase them in 2021! Look out for more events, big and small, and collaborations!