Here are our latest fundraising events. HPTH UK is run entirely by volunteers and our membership is free so please help us to help others by supporting these wonderful people.
If you’d like to raise money to help us continue our activities in research, awareness, education and support please visit http://www.bmycharity.com/charities/hpthuk where you can create a fundraising page for people to donate to your event at the click of a button.
To see other ways you can help us or get involved please click here
On 12th May, brave Scottish mother Lorraine Mathers will be diving out of a plane from 10,000 feet to raise funds for HPTH UK. Spurring her on will be the thought of her one year old son Reece who has hypoparathyroidism. Joining Lorraine will be Reece's aunts Michelle Roberts and Claire Clarke and his uncle, Thomas Muir, a real family affair! If you are in the area ofStrathallan Airfield (one hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow) do go along to give them your support. They hope to raise £400 each for HPTH UK through this and two family fun nights.
Missed the day? Don't worry - you can still sponsor Lorraine and her family on our Bmcharity page here
2011 VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON - 17th April
Liam Sale is newly married to Claire (our Admin Officer) who was left with Hypoparathyroidism following surgery for thyroid cancer. Liam is proving his love and support for his wife by running the London Marathon on 17th April to help raise funds and awareness about Claire's plight. Remember - this could happen to you or those you love too. We hope you will come and cheer him on! To read his story and to donate please visit our Bmycharity page
Ben Lomond Climb
A massive thank you to Natalie Love who climbed Ben Lomond in three and a half hours and came down again in two! Newly married, Natalie was diagnosed with autoimmune polyglandular hypoparathyroidism when she was six. She was in hospital with high calcium the week before the climb but undeterred, she carried on with her plan to raise funds and awareness about HPTH. Please give her your support and donate on our Bmcharity page.
Wirral Coastal Walk
Huge thanks to Hannah Knott, 17, who finished the walk for us in 6 hours, despite a pulled muscle. She was spurred on by the thought of her friend, Hannah Mullen (on left) the organiser and Hypoparathyroidism patient who was in hospital unable to take part. Get well soon, Hannah M! Our Bmcharity page is still open for donations.
HoedownStar fundraiser Bridget O’Connor organised a fantastic hoedown at her local community centre for HPTH UK and BTF. Her family helped her serve country style food, organise the music, and call the dances. There was a raffle, quiz and colouring competition for the kids. A fun night was had by all and they raised around £300. Well done, Bridget!
Children's book for sale!
HPTH UK committee member Bridget O'Connor has written a children‟s book called 'Hisham's Envelope' for children being diagnosed with long term conditions and facing blood tests. Illustrated, with notes for parents & carers,a list of useful websites, and well recieved by families at Sure Start Nottingham, this book will positively reassure parents and provide the opportunity for lots of questions and discussion. Sales have already reached £450 and proceeds are to be shared between HPTH UK and BTF. To read more and to buy a copy please click here
In the summer of 2009 two wonderful women, Clare Earps (an HPTH patient herself) and Gayle Scott, took up the challenge and ran 10k each in Leeds and Manchester, raising £400. THANK YOU BOTH!!!
Royal Parks Half Marathon
We took part in the first ever Royal Parks Marathon, also our first major event, in October 08 and raised nearly £2000 thanks to the stalwart efforts of two great guys, Jack Gardener and Dan Lloyd, and your very generous sponsorship. Thank you to everyone who donated!
It was a fantastic event made even more special by all the members and frineds and family who turned up to the HPTH UK picnic we held in Hyde Park afterwards. Imagine our surprise to see Jessy Clays and Judith Taylor all the way from Europe! It was an emotional event, being the very first time that any HPTH UK members had ever met.
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