The National Brain Appeal
The National Brain Appeal (formerly the National Hospital Development Foundation) is the charity dedicated to raising funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Ten million people in the UK suffer from a neurological disorder, either from birth, through injury or a slowly developing illness. The National is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neurological conditions.

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Ardbeg Half Marathon Runners!

Serena KAYE, Mark Angus, Arthur Motley, Adrian Murray, Gareth Van Rooyen, Vincent Rose, Stephen Smith, Richard Siddle, Hamish Smith, Sandrae Lawrence, Olly Wehring, Alison Birch, Ashish Man Singh, Stuart Easton, Sian Deegan, Laura Foster, Lucy Britner, Joel Harrison, Chris Losh, Marcin Miller, Becky Paskin, Richard Woodard, Eduardo Vivas, George Keeble, Hannah Grace Lodge, Alexandra Mauboussin

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Hello everyone, 

Thank you for visiting the Ardbeg Half Marathon Runners fundraising page and for the donations and comments that you make for this important charity, The National Brain Appeal, in memory of Alan Lodge.

Alan Lodge was the news and website editor of The Drinks Business and newly appointed deputy editor of The Spirits Business. He was a very well respected journalist who tragically passed away in 2012 from a brain haemorrhage, at only 29 years old. Alan never kept the fact that Ardbeg was his favourite whisky a secret so we thought fundraising on Islay and including a visit to the Ardbeg distillery was quite apt!

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and all your donations will be quickly processed and passed to The National Brain Appeal charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

Thank you for all your support!

Very best,

The Ardbeg Half Marathon Runners

Recent donors

03.09.13 Well done Rich and guys, great effort.


17.08.13 Can't believe you did it, Richard. With all your injuries it probably qualifies you for the paralympics. Rich and Steph

12.08.13 Hi Guys - Late but I finally got around to it. Already looking forward to next year.

08.08.13 Great effort and great cause. Very well done all - hope you toasted your success with plenty of Ardbeg! x

07.08.13 Far too old to consider this event to be fun, fatal perhaps but not fun,...... good luck Alex

07.08.13 Good work, folks.

07.08.13 Many congratulations on your hard work. You should all be hugely proud. A dram raised to you all!

06.08.13 Well done you lot - no mean feat. I can still remember the pain from running it a decade ago and that long, undulating road from the airport back to Bowmore - ugh! The whisky helps though.

06.08.13 Well done Richard - we were thrilled to hear that you finished it in one piece! Love Alison, Mark and Hannah x

06.08.13 Well done everyone - a great effort and a great tribute to our friend and colleague Alan

06.08.13 Well played chiefs and thanks for all your support getting over the line. £25.10 is the nearest I can get to 2 hrs 51 minutes!

06.08.13 Congratulations to you all! Well done!

06.08.13 I'm proud, Alan would be stunned. Well done.

05.08.13 Well done!


05.08.13 Well done guys - great effort & great cause. Alan would have been chuffed.

05.08.13 Well done everyone, esp the TWE team!!

05.08.13 Impressive stuff you lot - in the time it took you to undertake months of training and haul yourselves around Islay, I finally managed to get around to clicking this link. For Alan, gone but not forgotten.


05.08.13 Britner wasn't expecting hills apparently. Otherwise she would have beaten the lot o' yer. Anyone know any half marathons in Holland taking place in the near future?

05.08.13 well done everyone. you're all mad of course!

05.08.13 Sorry, its late but hope the race went well and you had lots of Ardbeg to celebrate your success afterwards. Well done Ali, Ashish and Vincent representing Speciality Drinks and The Whisky Exchange!


04.08.13 Well done Stephen!


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Tim Boag
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