Michael Nollet


Brain Research Trust
The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It controls our emotions, senses and actions. So when it breaks down, we break down. We fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected. Let’s unite to accelerate progress. Today.

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Michael's Payback Time

Michael Nollet

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MichaelNollet

Hello lovely (very generous) people, you may or may not know my story so please indulge me for a moment...

Every minute in the UK, someone new is diagnosed with a brain condition.

In 2006, it was my turn... and without surgery I was given five years before the old brain packed up completely. By then, Lukas would have been turning 6 years old, and Olivia would have been reaching four (or most likely not born at all). But thanks to the research available at the time, a fully successful operation in July that same year removed a meningioma tumour that had been lurking up there for many years. Today, I can proudly say the whole thing is just a faded chapter of my quirky life story.

But now it's payback time! I'm running the London Marathon 2017, and need your support to reward this amazing charity. Without ongoing research, people like me and potentially you (let's face it, one in six people are affected directly) cannot hope to feel so lucky.

The human brain is the most complex phenomenon in the known universe.

I want to raise at least £4500 for Brain Research Trust, and any donation - however small - will help me reach this daunting target. I've never tried to raise much more than a finger, so I'd really appreciate your support to help reward this amazing charity. 

Virgin Money Giving will claim gift aid on your donations. It is also a not-for-profit organisation, so that's nice!

Thank you for your help... together we can reach the finishing line come April 2017. x Michael


Recent donors


10.05.17 congrats love Jim Jam

08.05.17 Congratulations, well done. Hans would have been proud.

03.05.17 Awesome achievement for an amazing cause, well done Mike!

03.05.17 Hello Michael and congratulations on the stunning time, very impressive ! Sorry for the late donation, the Virgin site had actually crashed on the day of the marathon. Fantastic blog btw. Really well done on every level. Love, Nick and Diana.

03.05.17 Keggers H, Kenny D and Awaaaahhhh Mikohl would be proud!

02.05.17 Congratulations Mike! Amazing job! xx


30.04.17 OK - slightly confused and this donation is for big sis x love you both very, very much. True superheroes x

30.04.17 Soz for the delay - but you were worth every penny x x

29.04.17 Congratulations Michael, ( I assume you finished!) Apologies for late response but it all helps, with best wishes, Lesley G

28.04.17 Very impressive Mike - well done x


25.04.17 Sorry we are late - was watching the gorilla guy. Legendary performance Michael - love Mel, Glen, Ruby and Esther x

25.04.17 Congratulation Michael. We done you crossed the finish line in style. What an achievement. All the best.

25.04.17 It's Tuesday. Have you finished yet? Just make sure you beat the guy in the diving suit...x

24.04.17 Inspirational stuff Michael we are so proud of you.

24.04.17 Hopefully that was more sweat than blood and tears. Congratulations!


24.04.17 Congratulations......Great stuff.. Francis x

23.04.17 Susan told us about your inspiring plan to run, hope you got around okay... fantastic goal to reach.

23.04.17 Respect Mikey Mikey! Chaaaaaaa always Sami and gang x

23.04.17 Hey Mike. Hope you broke through the pain barrier after the first mile then sailed through the next 25! Well done and lots of Marathony love from all of us Campbells.

23.04.17 Brilliant. Well done you and C. Amazing total too. Love all the Varley's. Xx

23.04.17 Awesome run. Well done.


Running total

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Last donor:
Sandra and Roger Mitchell
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