Facial Palsy 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  /

Getting in the saddle for Facial Palsy UK

On August 30th, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Charles Nduka, will be getting in the saddle for Facial Palsy UK. Charles will ride over three days and cover approximately 50 miles per day via Dieppe, Gournay-en-Bray and Chantilly, reaching his final destination of Paris on 2nd September. Charles is passionate about helping people affected by […]

August 28, 2012    ||    News Categories: Fundraising news  /

Website Launch

The Facial Palsy UK charity is in its early stages.  We have taken the decision to soft-launch our website before it is complete because of the urgency to raise awareness for people living with facial paralysis. Please take a look around the website; we welcome any feedback you may have.  Parts of the website are […]

August 24, 2012    ||    News Categories: General news  /

Introducing Facial Palsy UK

Facial Palsy UK is a new charity set up in July 2012 with the aim of helping the many people affected by facial paralysis in the UK. Facial palsy can have long term effects on a person’s quality of life, self-esteem, happiness and relationships. Life chances are often left unfulfilled by people with facial palsy […]

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