Neurocare Head Start 2016

Neurocare Head Start 2016 Fundraising to break £100k mark

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Sheffield charity, Neurocare and its event sponsor, Wilson Field, will break the £100,000 mark with its annual fundraising race this weekend.

Neurocare charity’s Head Start 10k race has been sponsored by Sheffield headquartered Wilson Field, a business turnaround and insolvency specialist, since the first event in 2010 – enabling the charity to put all race donations towards a variety of life-saving neurosurgical projects.

Sophie Thomas, fundraiser at Neurocare, with Wilson Field’s Jo Chan-Shaw

Sophie Thomas, fundraiser at Neurocare, with Wilson Field’s Jo Chan-Shaw.

The race, which has grown over its six years to include nearly 500 runners, takes place at Rother Valley Country Park every April.

This year’s event on Sunday (April 17) features a 10k race taking in two circuits of the lake and a 5k single lap race as the main events, plus a children’s fun run.

Sophie Thomas, fundraiser at Neurocare, said;

“We are delighted that we have been able to build the Head Start race over a six-year period and can confirm that with Wilson Field’s support, we will now be able to put £100,000 towards Neurocare causes, thanks to the efforts of the runners and their supporters.

“Our sponsorship from Wilson Field means that we do not need to allocate any donations towards organisation of the race, so every penny of the funds raised can go directly towards initiatives such as neurosurgical training, lifesaving medical equipment and research projects to help surgeons’ understanding of neurological conditions which affect millions of people across the UK.”

Neurocare is currently raising funds for a number of initiatives, including collecting for Actiwatches which help monitor sleep patterns in children with narcolepsy.

Phil Meekin, head of marketing at Wilson Field, said;

“We are delighted that our support of this great charity has enabled Neurocare to raise more than £100,000 towards lifesaving projects.

“Neurological disorders and traumas are still incredibly complex cases to treat and supporting development of this branch of medical science can only help our understanding and successful treatment of those disorders.”

Places are still available for this year’s run – visit for further details and to sign up.

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