Aliki Chrysochou


Encephalitis Society
The Encephalitis Society is a UK based charity with worldwide links that aims to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by encephalitis. Encephalitis is an often life-threatening illness caused by infection, usually viral, or by autoimmune diseases affecting the brain. Survivors are left with an acquired brain injury, the degree and severity of which will vary. The resultant difficulties may include cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioural consequences. The Encephalitis Society provides support to adults and children affected, their families and carers; produces evidence based information on all aspects of the condition in printed, electronic, video and audio formats; raises awareness about the condition and its subsequent problems among professionals, statutory agencies and the general public; conducts research and works in partnership with other researchers and their establishments. If you want to find out more about our work please visit our website at or get in touch with us on 01653692583.


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Aliki's London Marathon Fundraising Page

Aliki Chrysochou

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Major Sponsors:

"A big Thank you from myself and the Encephalitis Society Team for the generosity of Banc de binary a leading company in the investment market. Banc de binary has donated £8000 for this important cause. Massive thank you for their support and raising money and awareness for the theif of a virus Encephalitis and helping the Encephalitis Society conitune their amazing work." 
Love Aliki x 


"I cannot thank enough the Ioanian Weddings, the exclusive mediterranean weddings agents for their generous donation of £2000 for the cause.Your support will definately have a huge outcome in my goal of raising money and awareness for the thief of a virus Encephalitis and helping the Encephalitis Society continue their amazing work"
Love Aliki x


The Brief Story: 

The Encephalitis Society is given one chance every five years for a slot to have someone run for their society at the London Marathon. This year I am honoured to have accepted this challenge, and as one of the five ambassadors of the society, I consider it to be my duty to help raise money and awareness for this cause which has been described as "Thief". Encephalitis is an inflammation and swelling of the brain usually caused by a virus.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Encephalitis. Thankfully I was very lucky to be one of the very few people to have managed to have had a complete recovery. I feel truly blessed to be here today and be in pursuit of my dreams. 

The Society supports those affected by encephalitis, raises awareness, and funds research. 

Aliki Chrysochou – The Full Story  

I have never run a Marathon in my life... I like to run, but have never done any significant long distance running. I am really excited to start training for the London Marathon, and will try my best to keep you all posted with lots of pictures and videos. 

Last year I performed at Britain's' Got Talent, and soon after I performed at the semi-final stage, Ava Easton ( CEO of the Encephalitis Society) got in touch with me and asked me whether I would like to become an Ambassador for the society. Needless to say I accepted without any hesitation. I feel blessed that through my singing I have been given the opportunity to help raise awareness to everyone out there and give a hand in need to all of the people who are going through this terrible brain disease. 

So...Here I am today accepting the challenge of running for our society at the London Marathon next year.

I’m hoping to raise £10,000. I reckon if I know I’m getting £384 for every painful mile, I can keep going whatever happens. So many thanks for anything you can give, even if it is just a pound (dollar or euro - you can pay in any currency)! All expenses are covered, so every penny you give goes to the Encephalitis Society. If, like my dear grandmother, you can’t make the website work, you can always just send a cheque to me (payable to the Encephalitis Society) c/o 32 Castlegate, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7DT. Please get in touch if you are interested in Corporate Sponsorship, or if you don’t want to donate, but want to help in some other way, (email; And if you can’t donate, or help, then just send me a message to wish me luck! It’ll be appreciated.

If you would like to stay updated with my training progress  please visit my Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter accounts for updates:

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Love Aliki x

Recent donors

26.04.15 Aliki during your time of training here in Limassol and now today thinking of your run.

26.04.15 Have a wonderful day Aliki.

26.04.15 Beautiful voice , super runner

26.04.15 You are a real star! I hope you enjoy the day. Good luck.

25.04.15 Go Aliki.... go!!!! I'm an E-survivor so i'm truly thankful for all the support you give this charity.

25.04.15 Best of luck for tomorrow's London Marathon! Love, Sabina xxx

25.04.15 Run alikoui mou. You are amazing! Love u. X

25.04.15 Hope you manage to get round and enjoy the whole event!

25.04.15 Will be cheering for you!


24.04.15 Good luck. It is wonderful to help awareness for the many of us who suffer from the effects of encephalitis

24.04.15 Good luck Aliki!!! Hope the weather holds up for you... Xx

24.04.15 Good luck Aliki! Love Holly x

23.04.15 World needs more self-respect warriors like yourself. all the best on the run:-)

23.04.15 Good Luck.... Sailen

21.04.15 Well done for for your work and contribution, cheering you on from Aberdeen, Scotland Wishing you All the Best x

09.04.15 Good luck.

05.03.15 We love you. xxx


16.01.15 Good luck Aliki - lots of love from Joy xxx

16.01.15 Good luck Aliki - lots of love from Wendy & Kendal xx


Running total

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Marlise Papoutsakis
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