Elena Jones

After signing up for my first half marathon, I have decided to use this opportunity to fundraise for Ataxia UK. I will be running in the Cardiff Half Marathon on 2 October, 2016.

Ataxia is the name given to a group of neurological disorders that affect balance, coordination, and speech. There is currently no cure for ataxia. I've decided to raise money for Ataxia UK because a friend of mine has ataxia. She once shocked me by telling me that only 9% of the public have heard of ataxia. This needs to change!

I'd be grateful for any donations to this lesser-known charity, which aims to find a cure for the condition, raise awareness of ataxia and support those affected by ataxia. Your support to this deserving charity will help to motivate me to go running in the rain after being on my feet in the lab all day!

Rwy'n gwerthfawrogi eich cefnogaeth, diolch o galon!

Elena Jones