The National Brain Appeal is a charity that raises money for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. It is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with neurological and neuromuscular conditions.
One in six people in the UK suffer from a neurological disorder. To help raise money they are having a pyjama party week from 19-27 October. People are to organise fundraising events which involve wearing pyjamas. You can read more about it here.
As The National Brain Appeal helped promote my blog when I first started it, and because it is an important charity to me, I am organising a pyjama walk on 19th October in Liverpool to raise money for them. It is a 7km walk taking the following route, which I have taken from The Guardian’s “Walk Yourself Fit”:
1. Starting at St George’s Hall, walk through St John’s Gardens and turn left into William Brown Street.
2. Turn left into Whitechapel.
3. Turn right into Stanley Street and then left at Matthew Street.
4. Turn right on to North John Street then left on to Dale Street. Walk to the other end of Castle Street, to the Queen Victoria monument on Derby Square.
5. Turn right down James Street and follow the road down to Albion House. Return along James Street and turn left on to Fenwick Street. Continue on to Rumford Street.
6. Turn left into Chapel Street to reach St Nicholas church and gardens. Walk to the opposite side of the Strand.
7. Continue walking along the Strand, past the new Liverpool One shopping and leisure complex on your left. Turn right into the Albert Dock.
8. Take a stroll around Albert Dock and walk back on to Wapping, continuing through Liverpool One bus station into Hanover Street and turn right at Duke Street. Continue and turn left on to Slater Street. Turn left on to Bold Street.
9. At Central station, turn right on to Ranelagh Street, cross at the pedestrian crossing and turn left on to Lime Street. Continue past the train station and finish back at St George’s Hall.I’d love it if you could join in or would like to sponsor us.
We will then add on a No. 10 which will be walking to a pub – just waiting to confirm which one.
If anyone would like to join in, please let me know. Or if you would like to sponsor us online, the JustGiving page is found here.
I will still be organising an event next year to raise money for Alder Hey.