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Ian walks for Ataxia UK
20 October 2010
Ian Smith's fiftieth birthday, and his wife's amazing fighting spirit, were the inspirations he needed to take on the challenge of walking the breadth of England, in a 190-mile Coast to Coast trek from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire
A Northern Ireland man is speaking out about the lack of care services for his progressive brain condition.
20 October 2010
Alex Duncan, 49, has been writing through his MLA and MP to Health Minister Michael McGimpsey to find out why promises to secure better care haven't materialised and why a grant from a national charity for ataxia care was never taken up by the health service.
Cambridge woman celebrates turning 50 with 50 new activities
11 August 2009
When Longstanton (near Cambridge) resident Lesley Gordon turned 50 this year, she joked that she would mark the occasion by carrying out 50 new activities throughout the year. So to start her off Lesley
Charity bucks trend with 300% growth in local support
4 June 2009
A small charity has defied the recession to increase its local branches and support groups by nearly 300% in just three years. A grant from the Big Lottery Fund allowed Ataxia UK, the national charity for people affected by a progressive neurological condition, to achieve the surge in growth. The branches and groups are run by volunteers who are affected by the condition themselves.
Ataxia UK Trustees attend star-studded premiere
25 March 2009
Three of Ataxia UK's Trustees represented the charity at a star-studded film premiere in London this week. Part of the proceeds from the launch of the new Richard Curtis film, The Boat that Rocked, were kindly donated to Ataxia UK.
Sue takes on Peak challenge
9 March 2009
A Berkshire grandmother is seeking walkers to join her in a 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge on 6-7 June 2009. Sue Peake-Young, 68, will make all the arrangements for the team in aid of charity Ataxia UK.
5 February 2007 - The October Club raises over half a million pounds for Ataxia UK
5 February 2007
In 2006 The October Club chose Ataxia UK as the beneficiary of its annual fundraising activities which culminate with an auction and sell-out dinner at the Savoy Hotel. This event is the highlight of the social calendar for City trading houses and it raised a stunning half a million pounds
28 March 2006 - Ataxia UK Branches Out
28 March 2006
Tina Thatcher, formerly Development Officer for the Community Empowerment Network in Walsall in the West Midlands has been appointed to the newly created position of Branch Support and Development Officer at Ataxia UK. Tina has been employed in the third sector for over 15 years, working with many diverse groups across the Midlands.
25 September 2005 - Ataxia Awareness Day
25 September 2005
The annual International Ataxia Awareness Day is being marked in the UK on Sunday 25 September 2005. The awareness day is designed to highlight the needs and problems faced by those with the ataxias - life-limiting neurological disorders that can affect people of any age.
15 September 2004 - 'Rare' ataxias may be more common than Huntington's Disease
15 September 2004
New research suggests that ataxia, a little-known and devastating neurological condition, is significantly under-diagnosed in the UK and may be 4-8 times more prevalent than previously thought.