Viking Marathon

In October Tom Bell raised money for us by running a marathon in full Viking gear. You can listen to him talking to BBC Radio about this: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0ggjnq8 If you’d like to donate to this, use this Just Giving link: https://www.justgiving.com/page/tomvikingmarathon

Mobility Aids

Interested to hear about the different types of mobility aid someone with HSP might need?

Compassion Therapy

There is a new video on our YouTube channel – how compassion therapy might help people with HSP.

How to donate!

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Details of how you can dontate to support us.

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Feb 24: Everest Base Camp Trek

Jason Main and Gavin will be trekking to Everest Base Camp in February 2024. You can sponsor Jason and Gavin here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/jasonmain Jason says: I will be supporting a cause very close to my family, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) Support Group. In short HSP is a diagnosis that covers a range of rare genetic disorders caused by one or more gene …

Jan 24: Arctic Dog Sledding

Emma is fundraising for the group by completing 200km dog sledding in Sweden in January 2024. You can sponsor her here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emmasarcticadventure Emma says: My son has HSP and it’s a really difficult condition as it’s degenerative so the challenges get harder and harder. More research needs to be done about HSP and patient care needs and support from health …

Rocking Horse Auction

Rocking horse

On Wednesday 8th November you can bid in an auction for a rocking horse made by our member, Terry Duffy.

Yorkshire 10 miler

Nick Garrett has been taking part in running events through 2023 to raise money for the group. His next run in the Yorkshire 10 miler on October 15th. You can sponsor him here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nick-garrett2 Nick says: I am running multiple events in 2023. for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Support Group because I have been diagnosed with this condition. I have been …

Upcoming Presentations

Coming up – our next presentations, on Zoom. On 2nd September Ian Bennett shares his views on selecting mobility aids, and on 3rd September Hannah Gilbert talks about compassion therapy. Please ask us for more details.