Charlotte Geen


Ataxia UK
Ataxia is a type of neurological condition that affects balance, speech, and co-ordination. Ataxia is progressive, meaning it gets worse with time, until people become entirely dependent on others for all their needs. Over 10,000 people in the UK have ataxia and there is currently no cure. Ataxia UK is the national charity for people affected by ataxia. We provide unique services and support, including a dedicated helpline and advocacy service; events and conferences where people can meet and share information; a quarterly magazine; a website with lots of information and a discussion forum; publications, films, and reports. As well as our specialist services, in the last five years we have spent over £3 million on research into possible treatments and cures for ataxia. Our vision is a world without ataxia and, with the help of our brilliant supporters, we are working towards this every day.
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Char Runs London - Again...

Charlotte Geen

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I will be running the London Marathon this year for Ataxia UK. I have been inspired to run for this charity by my friend Sasha. She has been an amazing friend to me since I joined the Medical Research Network 18 months ago, since then we have shared many laughs and too many glasses of wine. Sasha was diagnosed with Friedrich's Ataxia when she was 11 and her passion for life and merciless sense of humour make her force to be reckoned with. I feel honoured to have the opportunity to fundraise for a charity that Sasha, her family and friends support hugely. 

Sasha's tag line, "If you can't walk, fly" has inspired me to take on the London Marathon for the third time. This will be my third attempt at breaking 4 hours, with my second marathon in 2014 coming in at 4hours and 40 seconds. I hope that with Sasha as inspiration I'll be able to fly round the course for her!

Recent donors

26.05.17 Donation from Rita with love


27.04.17 Well done! Ali and matt

26.04.17 Well done you crayyyyzzee xxxxxxxx

24.04.17 Congratulations on your run and the money you've raised!

23.04.17 Go on Char! I could have done it quicker obviously.. xx

23.04.17 You did it ! Very well done Charlotte on breaking 4 hours - a great time. Well done too on the fundraising for the Ataxia charity.

23.04.17 Find the dude with the 3 hours 45 sign and don't let him out of your sight! All the luck in the world and enjoy it!

23.04.17 Good luck my love! So proud of you xxxx

22.04.17 Char Have an amazing day and remember to enjoy it and absorb the atmosphere. Sending lots of love from Sarah and Danb

22.04.17 Good Luck Charlotte, hope the weather is not too warm tomorrow

21.04.17 Goodluck Charlotte ! you can do it 40'

21.04.17 Fly, Charlotte, fly!!

21.04.17 Enjoy the bucket of wine afterwards - well done on your amazing training efforts xx


21.04.17 Best of luck for what is a great cause. Remember to focus on the wine!

21.04.17 See you at the finish line!! Thank you so much for answering my never ending questions!! xx

20.04.17 The very best of luck on Sunday Lots. With our love from all the Hesketh family xx

19.04.17 Run Char run!!!! Good luck!

19.04.17 Good luck x

18.04.17 Most impressive is giving up the wine, best of luck on the day Xx

13.04.17 Good luck!! x


12.04.17 Good luck and thank you for doing it for such a good cause! Love, Mike and Cindy

12.04.17 Good Luck Charlotte! Think of the wine! Nic and Heath


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Mumma Geen
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