Facial Palsy News

9 year old Mel climbs Bennachie for Facial Palsy UK

9 year old Mel Fraser was born with facial palsy and she lives in the north of Aberdeenshire, in Scotland. When Mel heard about the charity Facial Palsy UK she decided she wanted to raise some funds for a cause very close to her own heart.

July 18, 2013    ||    News Categories: Fundraising news  /

Woodhouse Primary School Bake Sale Success!

Children in Year 3 from Woodhouse Primary School in Birmingham had lots of treats in store for their pupils last week, when they organised a charity bake sale to raise funds for Facial Palsy UK.

July 8, 2013    ||    News Categories: Fundraising news  /    ||    Tags: bake sale  /

Support Services For People With Facial Palsy

People affected by facial palsy often struggle to access the right support and we aim to improve services for our beneficiaries. Get involved by completing our short survey or join our families panel.

June 19, 2013    ||    News Categories: General news  /

Facial Palsy UK June 2013 Newsletter

Welcome to our June newsletter, we hope you are enjoying some summer sunshine at last!  We are just drawing to the end of Volunteers’ Week and to begin with we would like to thank all those people who have worked so tirelessly behind the scenes since the charity launched, whether it be by raising awareness, giving support, fundraising or guiding […]

June 8, 2013    ||    News Categories: General news  /

Ollie’s Experience of the Virgin London Marathon 2013

A message from Ollie… Thank you so much for all your amazing support with my London Marathon fundraising efforts. What an incredible experience for my first marathon. The crowd support from the start to finish was just amazing and really helped to pull you along.  On some sections of the course, e.g. going round Cutty […]

May 1, 2013    ||    News Categories: Fundraising news  /

Ollie’s London Marathon 2013

Ollie Scott has been busy training for the Virgin London Marathon which takes place this Sunday April 21st.  Obviously everyone’s thoughts are very much with those affected by the recent tragic events in Boston and Ollie will be wearing a black ribbon along with other runners in London as a show of solidarity. It’s a […]

April 19, 2013    ||    News Categories: Fundraising news  /

March 2013 Newsletter

With spring fast approaching it seems that many people will be glad to see the back of those cold winter winds that all too often make the symptoms of facial palsy worse.  It’s been a very busy few months at Facial Palsy UK due to the media coverage we have received, which has resulted in […]

March 1, 2013    ||    News Categories: General news  /

Rare Disease Day 2013

The sixth Rare Disease Day takes place on 28 February 2013. More than 60 countries and regions around the world will come together to raise awareness of rare diseases. There are more than 6000 rare diseases affecting more than 60 million people in Europe and the US alone. In some cases there are only a […]

February 24, 2013    ||    News Categories: General news  /

Going that Extra Mile for Facial Palsy UK

Facial Palsy UK is a new charity, launched in November 2012, and raising awareness of the condition is just one of our many aims.  We are very grateful to the people who have offered to be media volunteers and also to those who have been fundraising for the charity. February kicked off with an event […]

February 15, 2013    ||    News Categories: Fundraising news  /

Facial Palsy UK Officially Launches

Facial Palsy UK official press launch, on Friday 16th November 2012 at Guy’s Hospital in London, was a resounding success. All the charity trustees were present: founders Charles Nduka, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and Vanessa Venables, Principal Speech and Language Therapist; as well as our treasurer, finance director Sean Cufley; and Fiona Hawthorne, a […]

November 17, 2012    ||    News Categories: General news  /

Facing it up for Facial Palsy UK

When Bethan Smith, 26, from Wales, decided to organise a fundraising event for Facial Palsy UK, she set herself a target of £1000.  But she was overwhelmed by the response of local people and businesses who donated prizes, bought raffle tickets, and ensured that her charity evening on 8th September was a huge success: ‘After […]

September 20, 2012    ||    News Categories: Fundraising news  /

Help Us to Raise Awareness of Facial Palsy

Is your life affected by facial paralysis? Facial Palsy UK wants to hear from people whose lives have been affected by facial paralysis.  You may be the person living with the condition, or a parent or friend of someone who has facial palsy.  In order to raise awareness of this often misunderstood condition, we need […]

September 15, 2012    ||    News Categories: General news  /