Fundraise for Ataxia UK Raising funds and awareness for ataxia Fundraising is vital to Ataxia UK and a great way to get involved, whether it's running an event or doing a skydive. Everything helps! One of Ataxia UK's biggest priorities is to raise awareness of the condition. In 2009 only 7% of the public had heard of ataxia. By March 2014 this figure was up to 9%. As you can see we are making progress, but clearly more work is needed! 25 September is Ataxia Awareness Day and every year we carry out events and press work to coincide with this. If you are planning a fundraising event around the day, we would love to hear from you!