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We have listed all our guaranteed running events by region for you. If you would like to join Team Cerebra please click on the button below to book a place and together we’ll help families that include children with brain conditions find a better life together.

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Events we have guaranteed Cerebra places in the UK and abroad

 

North East

Rough Runner North East – Tyne and Wear, Saturday July 21st – 22nd. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


North West

Manchester Marathon –  Sunday April 8th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Rough Runner Manchester – Saturday June 16th/ 17th. Registration Fee £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Burnley 10K – Sunday July 15th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Gauntlet Games 5K and 10K – Manchester, Saturday Sept 15th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Bury 10K –  Sunday Sept 16th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Chester Marathon – Sunday Oct 7th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Cheshire Half Marathon – Cheshire, Oct 8th. Registration Fee: £15.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Manchester Half Marathon –  Sunday Oct 14th. Registration Fee: £15.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00


West Midlands

Spartan Super Leicestershire – Marston Lodge, Saturday July 14th. Registration Fee: £35.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Spartan Sprint Leicestershire – Marston Lodge, SundayJuly 15th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £30.00

Mudificent 7 – Warwickshire, Saturday August 11th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


Yorkshire

Sheffield Half Marathon – Sunday April 8th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Leeds Half Marathon – Sunday May 13th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Hull 10K – Sunday June 10th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Leeds 10K – Sunday July 8th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

York 10K –  Sunday August 5th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Sheffield 10K – Sunday Sept 23rd. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Yorkshire Marathon – York, Sunday Oct 14th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Yorkshire 10 mile – York, Sunday Oct 14th. Registration Fee: £15.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


East Midlands

Nottingham 10K –  Sunday May 27th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Leicester 10K –  Sunday Sept 9th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


East Anglia

Gear 10K – East Anglia – Sunday May 6th. Registration Fee: £15.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Zombie Evacuation – East Anglia, Saturday Sept 15th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


London

Supernova Run – Saturday March 3rd. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £25.00

Lincoln 10K – Sunday March 18th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Virgin Sport Hackney Half – Hackney, Sunday May 20th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Virgin Sport British 10K – Sunday July 8th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

London Triathlon – Saturday August 4th – 5th. Registration Fee: £100.00, Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Rough Runner London – Finsbury Park, Saturday Sept 8th – 9th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


South East

Hampton Court Palace Half – Surrey, Sunday March 18th. Registration Fee: £45.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Spartan Super South East – Kent, Saturday April 7th. Registration Fee: £35.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Super Sprint South East – Kent, Sunday April 8th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £30.00

Rough Runner The South – Hampshire, Saturday April 14th – 15th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Milton Keynes Marathon – Milton Keynes, Monday May 7th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Milton Keynes Half Marathon – Milton Keynes, Monday May 7th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Rough Runner Oxfordshire – Oxford, Saturday May 19th – 20th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

South Downs Marathon – Saturday June 16th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

South Downs Half Marathon – Saturday June 16th. Registration Fee: £15.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Gauntlet Games 5K and 10K – Brighton, Saturday July 14th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Prudential Ride London Surrey 100 – Surrey, Sunday July 29th. Registration Fee: FREE / Minimum Sponsorship: £600.00

Spartan Beast Windsor – Bagshot, Saturday Oct 6th. Registration Fee: £50.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Virgin Sport Oxford Half – Sunday Oct 7th. Registration Fee: TBC / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Spartan Super Windsor – Bagshot, Sunday Oct 7th. Registration Fee: £35.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Spartan Sprint Windsor – Bagshot, Sunday Oct 7th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £30.00

Toughest London – West Sussex, TBC. Registration Fee: £40.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


South West

Spartan Super South West – Ashton Down, Saturday June 23rd. Registration Fee: £35.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Spartan Sprint South West – Ashton Down, Sunday June 24th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £30.00

Bournemouth 5K – Saturday Oct 6th. Registration Fee: £15.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £25.00

Bournemouth 10K – Saturday Oct 6th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Bournemouth Half Marathon – Sunday Oct 7th. Registration Fee: £75.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Bournemouth Marathon – Sunday Oct 7th. Registration Fee: £150.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Salisbury Half Marathon – Sunday Oct 7th. Registration Fee: £15.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Rough Runner South West – Bristol, Saturday Oct 13th – 14th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


WALES

Wales Marathon – Tenby, Sunday July 15th. Registration Fee: £35.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Wales Half Marathon – Tenby, Sunday July 15th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

The Wales 10K – Tenby, Sunday July 15th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

The Wales 5K – Tenby, Sunday July 15th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £25.00

Gauntlet Games 5K and 10K – Cardiff, Saturday July 21st. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


SCOTLAND

Kilomathon 13.1K – Edinburgh, Sunday April 8th. Registration Fee: £10.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Edinburgh 5K – Saturday May 26th. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £25.00

Edinburgh 10K – Saturday May 26th. Registration Fee: £30.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Edinburgh Half Marathon – Sunday May 27th. Registration Fee: £75.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Edinburgh Marathon – Sunday May 27th. Registration Fee: £150.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Glasgow Mens 10K – Sunday June 17th. Registration Fee: £15.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Rough Runner Scotland – Edinburgh, Saturday August 18th – 19th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Spartan Beast Scotland – Perth, Saturday Sept 15th. Registration Fee: £50.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00

Spartan Super Scotland – Perth, Sunday Sept 16th. Registration Fee: £35.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Spartan Sprint Scotland – Perth, Sunday Sept 16th. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £30.00

Scottish 10K – Lothian, Sunday Sept 23rd. Registration Fee: £20.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00

Scottish Half Marathon – Lothian, Sunday Sept 23rd. Registration Fee: £25.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00


IRELAND

Spartan Sprint Ireland- Punchstown Racecourse, Sunday May 27th. Registration Fee: TBC / Minimum Sponsorship: £30.00

Spartan Super Ireland – Punchstown Racecourse, Sunday May 27th. Registration Fee: TBC / Minimum Sponsorship: £50.00


ABROAD

Amsterdam Marathon – Sunday Oct 21st. Registration Fee: £50.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £150.00

Amsterdam Half Marathon – Sunday Oct 21st. Registration Fee: £50.00 / Minimum Sponsorship: £100.00


We can’t wait to have you on Team Cerebra!

If you have any questions, email us at enquiries@cerebra.org.uk or call us on 01267 242 586.

 

 

 

Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshops

Our Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshops are designed to help families access the services that their children need, and are entitled to.

Our popular Accessing Public Services Toolkit aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. The toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them. You can download the Toolkit here.

These free workshops will use the information and resources in our Accessing Public Services Toolkit to help parents and carers, and the professionals who support them, to access the services that their children need. They will be delivered by a Cerebra professional together with a parent/carer who has first hand experience.

Each workshop lasts for around 3-4 hours and includes a presentation on the toolkit and case studies for group work. There will also be the opportunity to discuss and share experiences. The workshops are provided free of charge.

Workshop dates and locations

12th June 2018 – Royal Oak Hotel, Welshpool
5th July 2018 – Kings Heath, Birmingham
10th July 2018 – Llandrindod Wells
12th July 2018 – The Mill on the Exe, Exeter
18th September 2018 – Brecon
20th September 2018 – Selly Oak, Birmingham
26th September – West Yorkshire
29th November – Sutton, Surrey

If you would like to book a place at any of the above workshops please contact Beverley Hitchcock at beverleyh@cerebra.org.uk.

Coming soon:

We’ll bring you more details of these workshops as soon as they are confirmed:

  • Devon
  • Lincolnshire
  • Warwickshire
  • Leicestershire
  • London
  • Coventry
  • Berkshire
  • Cornwall
  • Hampshire

We are currently looking for groups to host our Problem-solving Toolkit workshops. All we would ask is that the group cover the hire of a venue (preferably with an overhead projector and wifi access), refreshments, publicity and bookings.

If you are interested in holding a workshop, then please contact Beverley Hitchcock at beverleyh@cerebra.org.uk.

Resources – October 2015

ResourcesOur monthly roundup of useful resources for parents of children and young people with neurological conditions.

The Parent Zone
Information for parents about keeping children safe online, talking to children about mental health issues, the meaning of various teenage slang words, and other subjects, (The Parent Zone with the National Crime Agency).

Imagido
Recently-founded company selling a range of educational / young play toys.

Same But Different
A Community Interest Company aiming to raise awareness of disability through arts.

InsureandGo
A further insurance company that parents have found useful for covering travel with children who have pre-existing conditions.  Some others are already listed in our article on travel insurers covering children with disabilities.

Universal Credit and Other Benefits
Guide linking to information on extra support available to people who receive Universal Credit, including help with healthcare costs, free school meals, legal aid and court fees and disability and pregnancy grants and payments, (Dept for Work and Pensions).

Details of the changes to school- and college- age qualifications in England
These relate to a series of summary “postcards” that are being sent round schools (Ofqual).

Health and social care resources

Patient Engagement Hub
A showcase of resources explaining the range of services available from pharmacists / chemists’ shops, (Royal Pharmaceutical Society).

Video about Personal Health Budgets
A solicitor runs through the essentials in about 20 minutes, (Autism Connect).

Care Act 2014
An explanation of the Care Act 2014 which came into force in April this year, (Irwin Mitchell solicitors).

Immunisation
The routine immunisation schedule from Summer 2015,  and Vaccination of individuals with incomplete or uncertain immunisation status, from September 2015, (Public Health England).

NHS Rights in Health Care
A poster for under-18s about confidentiality, making their own decisions in healthcare and making complaints in their own right, (NHS England Youth Forum).

Making a complaint about health and social care services
Information to help you make a complaint in the UK and Channel Islands, (Headway).

Resources for specific conditions

New version of the Transition Toolkit for families of children with autism
Updated, plus new sections including independence skills, safety, digital literacy and other topics to help them move from adolescence to adulthood, (Autism Speaks).  Please note that while the general advice applies anywhere, the references to public service systems and legal matters only relate to the USA.

Cancer and school life
Resources to help teachers and others to support children with cancer, (CLIC Sargent). Also, check out our guide, Returning to School: A teachers guide for pupils with brain tumours, during and after treatment.

Acquired brain injury in children: a parents’ guide
Free 200-page practical guide covering all stages of a child’s journey through treatment, rehabilitation and transition to adulthood (Children’s Trust).

Dealing with a Brain Injury
Suggestions for understanding and dealing with a changed young person and changed family dynamics after an adolescent has had a brain injury, (Caron Gan, Bloorview Research Institute, Canada).

Concussion Consortium
A new website that includes advice about the type of traumatic brain injury that can occur in sports activities, (Kern County, USA).

Everyday triumphs: small steps to a healthier heart for mental health service users [aged 14 and over]
This resource is based on statistics indicating that people with severe mental health conditions are at a higher risk of developing heart disease (British Heart Foundation).

Epilepsy films and booklets
A collection designed for people with epilepsy and learning disabilities, (Nottinghamshire Healthcare).

Event

First annual Challenge Poverty lecture
Glasgow, 22 October 2015
A lecture given by Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s new Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, about what can be done in Scotland.  Free but must be booked in advance, (Poverty Alliance and Centre for Contemporary Arts).

Like to run? Why not run for Cerebra

Cecilia Bufton

Cecilia Bufton

Hello. My name is Cecilia Bufton and I have just started in the brand new role of Events Co-ordinator at Cerebra.

Cerebra does some fantastic work supporting children and families who are living with neurological conditions, but we rely on the generosity and commitment of our supporters to fund everything that we do. Each year lots of people up and down the country put on their running shoes and challenge themselves to raise money for the charity – and every penny they raise is vital.

I’m looking for people to join in with everything from fun runs to half and full marathons and the gruelling, but great fun, challenges such as Tough Mudder to raise awareness and funds for Cerebra. I will be here to support you, give you guidance in fundraising, provide all the resources you need and even cheer you over the finish line!

To tell you a bit about me, I actually worked at Cerebra about seven years ago as a telephone fundraiser. I left to go to university, but never forgot what I experienced as a friendly charity doing some great work to help families in need. I can simply say that this role is perfect for me and finding a job that has the potential to give you a great purpose and happiness is rare to come by.

So whether you’re a keen runner already or if you have never run before but would like to start, why not have fun, get fit and support Cerebra at the same time. Please get in touch or pass this information on to friends or family and let’s make a difference and keep fit in 2016.

You can contact me on:
Email: CeciliaB@cerebra.org.uk
Tel: 01267 242 586
Mobile: 07580976497

I look forward to hearing from you.

Nigel Ellis

Nigel Ellis picCommonly occurring problems experienced by disabled children and their families


Affiliation:
Executive Director, Local Government Ombudsman

Biography: Nigel joined the Local Government Ombudsman in June 2010. Before this he was Head of National Inspection at the health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission. Previously, Nigel was Head of Investigations at the Healthcare Commission, where he led high profile NHS investigations, such as the one into Mid Staffordshire Trust. He has worked in different roles in the voluntary sector, including several years as Director at the MS Society, a national charity for people with multiple sclerosis.

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Dr Maggie Atkinson

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Affiliation:
Children’s Commissioner for England since March 2010

Biography: Dr Maggie Atkinson is the second post holder in this vital role, which enables her to promote and protect the rights of the child, and to encourage children and young people, families, opinion shapers, policy makers and practitioners to join her. After a 35-year career working with and for children and young people, she is a fearless defender of their entitlement to be valued and heard as young citizens making positive contributions to the society in which they will, in their turn, become adults. Maggie has led the Office of the Children’s Commissioner in a period when its influence has continued to increase, leading to positive changes in the life chances of England’s children and young people, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised among them. Her office’s small team has helped to prompt policy and practice changes for asylum seeking and refugee children, children in contact with social care, the family courts and other vital services, those excluded from school, in conflict with the law, or struggling with mental and emotional health difficulties. She is now leading the Office of the Children’s Commissioner through the strengthening of its role and remit that will follow from legislative change being made during 2013-14. She is a member of the Department of Health’s Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum, with a particular focus on challenging England’s many social inequalities and their negative effects on children’s health.

Maggie is a Cambridge graduate. Training at Sheffield University, she was a secondary school teacher of English and Drama, including leading a high school department, before working on a National Curriculum English Language initiative and then in training, inspection, school and service improvement in local government. She was the first Director of Children’s Services for Gateshead during radical changes following the Children Act 2004. During her six years there she was the first solo President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) in 2008-09.

Maggie graduated as a Doctor in Education (EdD) at Keele University in 2008 and is now an Honorary Professor there. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Letters (DCL Hon Causa) from Northumbria University in 2010.

Alison Thompson

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Biography:
Alison Thompson is an author, speaker and mum to Daniel, who was diagnosed with ADHD when he was six. Frustrated with the lack of ADHD books written for parents in the UK, Alison wrote her own book, The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD in 2013. Since then she has spoken at many events and conferences, and has written articles for Primary Times and SEN Magazine. Alison is the voluntary parent advisor for her local support group, ADHD Oxfordshire, and is currently training to be a coach, specialising in supporting parents and teachers who want to help ADHD children reach their full potential.

 

Professor Richard Hastings

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Affiliation: Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR), University of Warwick

Biography: Richard Hastings is Professor of Psychology and Education and Cerebra Chair of Family Research in CEDAR at the University of Warwick. He carries out research on various topics in the field of learning disability and autism, including: psychological problems in children and adults with autism or learning disability, families, and educational interventions. Richard is a trustee for Mencap, the research advisor for Sibs (the UK charity for siblings of children with disabilities), and an external advisor for Ambitious about Autism.

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Professor Chris Oliver

Professor Chris OliverMeeting the needs of children with severe intellectual disability: From response to strategy

Affiliation: Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

Biography: Chris Oliver is Professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Birmingham and Director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. He trained as a clinical psychologist at Edinburgh University before completing a PhD on self-injurious behaviour in people with intellectual disability at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is currently researching early intervention, behaviour disorders in people with severe intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, behavioural phenotypes in genetic syndromes and neuropsychological and behavioural assessment for people with severe intellectual disability. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals, is Editor in Chief for the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research and serves on a number of scientific advisory committees for syndrome support groups.

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