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Marc's COVID-19 update.

Our CEO, Marc Smith, shares his comments about the charity during the Covid-19 crisis. He touches on the team, the services, the community and the economic impact.

Dear Friends of the Brain & Spine Foundation, 

 

I hope that this newsletter finds you, your families and friends keeping safe and well in the face of the unprecedented circumstances that we are living with at this time. 

Above all else in this edition, and as you face the challenges ahead, I wanted to reassure you that The Brain & Spine Foundation is here for you.  

We are still fully operational, with the team all working from home to ensure that the Helpline is open, that essential wellbeing information is updated and available via the website, and that social media support groups are active. 

In addition, and particularly important at this time, we are extremely grateful for the work of our Ambassadors and community volunteers who are continuing to promote the charity to their communities so that more people can avail themselves of the services we offer should they need to. 

We have seen that people are particularly concerned about the impacts of social isolation and the disruption of normal neurology support services. Later in this newsletter we detail our particular response to COVID-19 crisis. 

Inevitably, and like the majority of charitable organisation just now, we are concerned about the future economic sustainability of the Brain & Spine Foundation. With our big fundraising events like the Virgin Money London Marathon being delayed until October, and with many individuals facing economic hardship, we are exploring all options to secure funding that will allow us to not only survive this crisis, but to emerge as a stronger organisation with greater capability to serve the people who need us. 

Thank you for your continued interest in, and support of, our work. 

With best wishes from all at the Brain and Spine Foundation, 

Marc 

If you'd like to contact Marc about volunteering, support or our projects his email is marc.smith@brainandspine.org.uk

See Marc's video update about the charity on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/BrainAndSpineCharity (being uploaded Monday)