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If you would like to volunteer some of your time, skills, ideas or networking ability to help us with our fundraising, we have many opportunities available.

Please contact either:

Secretary Christine Forecast
Tel.01485 57 27 67
info@astrofund.org.uk or

Treasurer Mary Burton
Tel.01485 52 52 79
treasurer@astrofund.org.uk

to have an informal chat with no obligation.

You could also join the Low Grade Support Group Facebook page. This is a closed group for low-grade patients and their families.  Apply to join the group and you will be contacted by the administrator, Linda. Please make sure your Facebook/Messenger settings are such that you can receive a message from her.

Cream TeaCream Tea Event
3rd April 2018
ABTF treasurer/trustee Mary Burton and support volunteer Val Minns are holding a Cream Tea in Holme-next-the-Sea Village Hall in West Norfolk on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.  A raffle will be held and all proceeds will go to Astro Brain Tumour Fund.

Birthday Celebration
Lisa Gittelmon is celebrating her birthday and also remembering her father who passed away 17 years ago.  She has opened a Just Giving page for Astro Brain Tumour Fund.  Many thanks for supporting us, Lisa and I hope you have a very happy birthday!
Visit Lisa’s Just Giving page

Bag Packing
5th May 2018
ABTF support trustee Linda Rickford is organising a bag packing day at Waitrose, Coulsdon, Surrey, on Saturday 5th May 2018 for Astro Brain Tumour Fund. She is looking for helpers so if anyone lives in the area and would like to help for a couple of hours please contact her at lindatrustee@astrofund.og.uk

Running Events 2018

Have you ever considered taking part in a run?  There are events all over the country and may be one to suit you!

Why not challenge yourself and at the same time raise money for Astro Brain Tumour Fund – go to our Donate page and follow links to Just Giving, Virgin Money Giving or Just Donate and open a fundraising page for your friends and family to sponsor you!

Listed below are a selection of runs - but go to https://www.runforall.com/  for a full list of events, mainly in the north of the country.

King's Lynn Great East Anglian Run 10k
Sunday 6th May 2018
The Grand East Anglia Run (GEAR) 10k will take place on Sunday 6th May 2018. This well established run is being staged by Run For All in partnership with Alive Leisure and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

The run has a truly scenic route, taking in the pretty town centre, the River Ouse pathway, The Walks as well as a number of iconic, historical buildings such as the Red Mount, the Custom House and Greyfriars Tower.
King's Lynn Great East Anglian Run 10k

Run Dorney
9th June 2018
5k, 10k runs and a half marathon are being held at Dorney Lake, home to London’s 2012’s Olympic rowing events on 9th June.  Dorney Lake, situated near the village of Dorney, Buckinghamshire, is a purpose built rowing lake with grounds that are a perfect backdrop to running as well as rowing.

Mark Shepherd is running the half marathon for Astro Brain Tumour Fund and two other charities.
Visit Mark’s MyDonate page

Hull Half Marathon
Sunday 11th June 2018
The new half marathon will feature a thrilling city centre start and finish and a largely flat course, offering great PB potential.  There is also a 20k run taking part on the same day.
Hull Half Marathon

Leicester 10k
Sunday 9th September 2018
Starting and finishing in beautiful Abbey Park, the route will once more take the runners across the Grand Union Canal and into the city centre, past the Richard III visitor centre, and the cathedral. Runners will then twice cross the River Soar before ending with a final lap of the park.
Leicester 10k

Sheffield 10k
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, this 10K has a fantastic course right through the heart of the Steel city.
Sheffield 10k

Yorkshire 10 Mile
Sunday 14th October 2018
The race will begin in the centre of York and pass its various historic landmarks such as York Minster and the medieval City Walls.
The race will also travel out into the Yorkshire countryside where runners will be treated to scenic surroundings as they run down quaint country roads.
Yorkshire 10 Mile

There is also a selection of “Mini Runs” aimed at families – most of these are taking place on the same days as the bigger runs – an example is:

Mini GEAR
Sunday 6th May 2018
The event is open to children and adults of all abilities, and takes in a 1.2mile course, setting off from King’s Lynn Tuesday Market Place. The start will take place before the 10K race at 10am.
Every finisher will receive a Bespak Mini Gear medal and a goody bag.

The minimum age to take part on event day is 6 years old. Children aged 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult entry for the duration of the run. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent to take part.

If you or your child has special considerations, please contact the event organisers – they will be happy to help you all have the best experience on the day! 

The Mini Gear is proudly sponsored by Bespak.
Mini GEAR

For details of lots of more races in the south of the country, go to http://southernrunningguide.com/

An example of the runs listed is:

The I Can Run Ipswich Spring 5k
Tuesday 8th May 2018
The I Can Run Ipswich Spring 5k features an undulating two lap course in Christchurch Park. Runners of all standards are welcome, including beginners, and there will be a medal and finish line goodies for all finishers.
The I Can Run Ipswich Spring 5k

Norfolk Family Walk 2018

The Twelfth Norfolk Family Walk is being held at the Holkham Hall Estate, near Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, on Sunday 7th October 2018 from 10 am to 4pm.

Family WalkThis popular walk, which is in aid of brain tumour research and support, has a choice of distances – one, three, six or ten miles – to suit all ages and abilities. All are through the beautiful parkland, beside the lake and through the woods where deer can be seen grazing.   There are no hills to climb on any of the walks and dogs on leads are welcome.

Go to Norfolk Family Walk for full details.

Eat-Weigh-Crochet

Karen Warne is holding a fundraising raffle for a crochet blanket.

Blanket“The creation of this blanket has been inspired by two different
journeys. The idea came from thinking of a way to motivate and personalise my own weight loss journey whilst raising money for a worthwhile charity.

I've always loved crochet so the rules are, for every half pound lost I get to crochet a row, 2 rows form a stripe, therefore every stripe equals one pound lost.  To date (Feb 2018) I have crocheted 70 stripes (70lbs lost), leaving me a further 22lbs to go in order to complete the blanket. 

My inspiration came from my daughters’ own personal journey who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, aged 23 years.”

Visit Karen’s Just Giving page