Andy and Mike walk for NF2

Andy White
Mike Whitehouse

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Target£0.00

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Team story

[p]We are [b]Andy White [/b]and [b]Mike Whitehouse[/b], lifelong friends whose 60th birthdays are 10 days apart in September 2021. To mark the occasion, we are walking the classic Wainwright Coast to Coast to raise funds for NF2 BioSolutions UK. That’s 300+ kilometres across the high ground of northern England - and through the vagaries of the British autumn weather…![/p][p]In the middle of 2019, Andy’s eldest daughter Rebecca (pictured at the top of the page), now 33, was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a rare genetic disease. A faulty NF2 gene causes vestibular schwannomas - benign tumours that occur on the balance and hearing nerves, leading to hearing loss and mobility issues. People with NF2 have an increased risk of other tumours of the nervous system that can lead to significant medical problems, especially if there are multiple tumours in or next to the brain. Whilst there are treatments to slow progression, there is as yet no cure. [/p][p]The most promising avenues are [i]gene therapy [/i]and [i]bacteriotherapy[/i]. [b][i]NF2 BioSolutions [/i][/b]is pursuing three main tracks for gene therapy, and one for bacteriotherapy: [url=https://nf2biosolutions.org/]https://nf2biosolutions.org[/url]. [/p][p]Their UK affiliate, [b][i]NF2 BioSolutions UK[/i][/b], is a registered charity in the UK that all the monies gained from the walk will be going to. [/p][p]Our target is [b]£10,000[/b]. And here is a HUGE thanks and a VERY BIG [b]SHOUT OUT[/b] for our generous corporate sponsor [b][u]Hudson Benelux[/u][/b], a full-service HR consultancy with nearly 40 years of experience in the European market - a fabulous company that puts their expertise and solutions at the service of candidates, employees and organisations, to help them grow beyond their expectations. They make a huge difference in the world of work by investing each and every day in human capital - inspiring us to do our bit in helping find a cure for NF2.[/p][p]Please give whatever you can - every little bit helps…! [/p][p]Andy and Mike[/p][p][br][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

21 Sep 2021

Supporters


Sep 18, 2021

Camilla

Good luck!

£20.00


Sep 16, 2021

Joel silverman

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 16, 2021

Anonymous

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 15, 2021

Anonymous

Keep it going Andy, Cheers, Ian F.

£20.00


Sep 15, 2021

Colin

Really sorry to hear about Rebecca. You are doing something really fantastic for her and I wish you all the best. Only too happy to contribute. Best of luck on the walk and with the fundraising.


Sep 15, 2021

Katina

dear Andy, go go go ! Following your endeavour and admiring your determination! Warm regards Katina


Sep 14, 2021

Anonymous

Great work chaps, The Hunts x

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Sep 11, 2021

Keith

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Sep 11, 2021

Audrey

Let's go Andy, you can do this! Audrey


Sep 10, 2021

Mim

Wooowww! amazing work! - wishing you blue skies, tailwinds and blister plasters than stay put 🙏🏽

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Andy White

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Mike Whitehouse

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