HUGE thanks to the amazing Hilary Haresign of Snooty Frox, Harrogate and Bethany Haresign of The Wild Plum and their teams for such an amazing sum raised. This will make a tremendous difference to our work. Thankyou ALL so much Continue reading Hilary Haresign of Snooty Frox
On Sunday 27th August, Max Rusby, Ollie Bunting and James Stourton will each attempt to complete the 140.6 mile Vichy IRONMAN; swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles, and finally running 26.2 miles. Providing all goes to plan, we will start the race at 6.00 am and will hope to finish at any time before 11.59pm. Although we aim to finish the race in under 13 hours, for three ‘men’ who necessitate an exceedingly loose use of the term ‘athlete’, the idea of 13 hours continuous exercise is somewhat ominous. Last September, Ollie and James completed a 70.3 mile ‘Half’-Ironman, vowing … Continue reading The 140.6 mile Vichy IRONMAN
I am humbled on a daily basis by the generosity and support of so many people, but I felt that I had to share this on our website. Young Tristan was very moved by the plight of Bradley Lowrey and decided to donate some of his birthday money to The PPR Foundation. What an amazing young man; thank you so much Tristan from Pammie Roberts and all at PPR. Continue reading A very special letter!!
On Sunday 7th May Sir Thomas will be doing the 20 mile Nidderdale Walk to raise money for the PPR Foundation and thereby fund more research into brain tumours. The walk starts in Ripley and follows the NIdd up to Glasshouses before climbing the hill up to Brimham Rocks and returning via Bishop Thornton and Shaw Mills. An eight hour walk with a couple of decent climbs is a good test of stamina and he just hopes that it doesn’t rain all day! All sponsorship will be much appreciated – and will encourage Sir Thomas to keep going! Donating through … Continue reading Sir Thomas’s 20 Mile Nidderdale Walk for PPR
DR ANKE BRÜNING-RICHARDSON, our Post Doc Researcher based in the Leeds Lab isvery involved in Public Engagements in order to raise the awareness of brain tumours. Following the huge success of ‘BRIAN THE BRAIN’ pictured here, she is currently very busy planning her next project but we all need to help her with this. Anke is asking for ‘PEOPLE PARTICIPATION’ This is to include patients, relatives, clinicians, researchers, people interested in science, young and old, to send her a textile based piece of material (20 cm x 20 cm), which depicts the maker’s associations with feelings of or reflections on … Continue reading PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY – PARTICIPANTS WANTED!
Friday November 1st was a fantastic evening for The Six PPR Ladies. The Volunteer Oscars Awards Ceremony took place at The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate and they were pronounced the winners! They are now the proud owners of the … Continue reading Volunteer Oscars – 2013
Six of The PPR Ladies went by mini bus to The Bluebell Inn at Burton Agnes to an open-air concert where our Patron, Russell Watson was performing. It was a lovely event; we all met Russell and he very kindly … Continue reading Russell Watson performance
Sheila Henry at The Coach House has been in business for 40 years and celebrated her Anniversary on Friday, August 30. Sheila and her wonderful team chose The PPR Foundation as their charity for this very special event and raised … Continue reading The Coach House
August saw The PPR Foundation back at Ripon Races for the charity’s annual collection. Seven volunteers spent seven hours at the racecourse, collecting the magnificent sum of £2,030.57p. However an additional bonus was an appearance and interview on Sky TV! Continue reading Ripon Races – 2013
The PPR Foundation was represented by Irene Small at The Nidderdale Resource Centre fete, valiantly helped by Joanna Krawczyk, while Irene also took part in a family fun day with Pauline and Andy French from The Black Lion at Skelton-on-Ure. … Continue reading July Updates – 2013