Community Fundraising


Tim Southgate

Congratulations to Tim Southgate who has completed his Thames swim, and raised over £2,000 for Brainwave.  He completed it a fantastic 57 minutes.

Louis and Tim


Carol Carpenter Training

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Following the Award Winners concert at Wellington School in November 2013 we were approached by John & Carol Carpenter Training of Carol Carpenter Training who were so impressed by what they heard about Brainwave that the company adopted us as their Charity of the Year.  Regular support from companies like this is very important to Brainwave and helps ensure we can offer on-going support to the children we see.  We are most grateful for all their support over this year.


The Amycrofters Folk Dance Group

We are delighted to announce that The Amycrofters Folk Dance Group have nominated Brainwave as their Charity of the Year for 2014. The duo from Honiton have already started fundraising and in December made an incredible £776 from their 3 events; official busking outside our Ottery St Mary and Honiton Shops and a collection outside Tesco in Honiton. This was a great boost to the two shops who have also been running raffles with some great donated gifts from the band. With more events planned, please keep up to date on their website The photo shows the band with some of the staff outside the Brainwave Shop in Honiton.

Outside Honiton Brainwave Shop. Amycrofters Band with Manager Diane Wood & Volunteer June Holloway.


Aviation CARE



There is nothing like a bit of a challenge and the team from Aviation CARE like one of those. So it was that around 30 intrepid cyclist set out on a speedy cycle ride from RNAS Yeovilton to Lymington in the New Forest – with one mangled bike but, thankfully not a serious injury to the rider – they arrived tired but positive. A number of them had to remain positive as the next morning they were running in the New Forest Half Marathon. In high temperatures for the time of year, they battled to the finish line. Having raised over £7000 for Brainwave in the process they have, once again, lent considerable support to us for which we are so very grateful. A presentation was made to SW Community Fundraiser at their aircraft base in Yeovil.


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ACG Toughmudder



A BIG thank you to Karen, Laura, Allison, Debbie, Ronnie, Myles (The Thunder Squirrels) from Accident Credit Group for completing the Toughmudder and raising £1127.50 for Brainwave.








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Highlanders take on the Tough Mudder What do you get if you cross Total Wipeout, Gladiators, Scottish weather and the Special Forces? You get TOUGH MUDDER SCOTLAND 2013. Add into the mix some hardy highlanders who all want to support two fa…ntastic charities and you have a group of Ullapool’s finest heading off to Edinburgh on the 24th of August to participate in what event organisers describe as: PROBABLY THE TOUGHEST EVENT ON THE PLANET. Tough Mudder is ” A hardcore 12 mile obstacle course designed by the Special forces to test each contestants all round strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie. Only 78% of contestants successfully complete each Challenge, made up of 25 military based obstacles including ice water, electrocution, fire, underground tunnels, 12 foot walls, lots and lots of MUD, and much much more. The challenge is a group effort where team work means everything and completion time means nothing… IF YOU GET TO THE END YOU HAVE DONE WELL! Mudder is no ordinary event: it pushes participants further than they have ever gone before, makes them find out what they are made of and calls for mental grit and sheer determination. But why are they doing it? It’s a great opportunity to raise some money for two very important charities that support friends and families in the Ullapool area. LUPUS UK and BRAINWAVE. These charities help people who’s daily lives can parallel the skills required for Tough Mudder. So in support for not only the team heading off into mudfields but for people in your community we ask you dig deep. Unfortunately there is no way to set up a justgiving page that splits the money equally between 2 charities so we ask that you try and split your donation by visiting
You can also text donate either £1,£2,£5 or £10 using your mobile phone To donate to Lupus text-              MUDR60 £5 to 70070 To donate to Brainwave text-     MUDR50 £5 to 70070 Taking part are: Christopher Urquhart (tanner) ,Sean Stewart, Andrew Inglis, Daniel Farquhar, Kyle Maclean, Matthew Haughey,Chris Morrison, Eoin Fyfe, Darren Gordon, Kate Forsyth, Struan Macrae, Dara’ McAllister,Matt Edwards, David Mackay, Levi Douglas, Danielle Douglas, Craig Mackay, Dan Connel, Adele Mackenzie, Jamie McFadyen. If your still not convinced check out the videos on Toughmudder’s website to see what our daft lot have signed up for. Best of luck to the whole team! To find out more about Lupus UK and Brainwave: Pictures courtesy of Steven Gourlay Photography Article by Kirsten Maclennan






Matt Wyatt JOGLE 2013 (2)




Matt Wyatt who raised £625.00 for Brainwave from his John O’Groats to Lands End Cycle Ride.  Read his story here.








Joe Spratley at the finish





Joe Spratley who has raised £4788.46 for Brainwave by completing the John O’Groats to Land End Cycle Ride in July.








Andrew and Tilly Scott (2)




Andrew and Tilly Scott following Andrew’s participation in the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run.  Raising £1140.00 for Brainwave.











Louis Newbury-Smith



Louis Newbury-Smith at the London to Brighton Bike ride he took part in for Brainwave in June 2013 raising £786.10 including Gift Aid in the process.








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Rudy’s Ramblers raised £2823.13 from their Caerphilly Challenge on the 11th  May 2013.







Dragon Boat Race



High Access triumphant following their participation in the Dragon Boat Race 9th June 2013.







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Gerry Gould South East Community Manager receiving £1557.00 from Rosemount Financial Solutions








2320 cheque from BDC Chairman Cllr Lynette Bowers-Flint 2



Gerry Gould South East Community Manager receiving £2320 from the Chairman of Braintree District Council







We are here to help you make your event successful and fun. Please contact us on :

For the South West: Paul Smith on 07725 956015 or

For the South East: Gerry Gould 07725 956014 or

For the North West: Joanne Freeman on 07872 411580 or

Good luck with your fundraising!

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