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Max Appeal! is a UK registered charity supporting families affected by DiGeorge syndrome, VCFS and 22q11.2 deletion

"Thank you yet again to Max Appeal for the handbook, gave it to zak's school and they are DiGeorge experts already."


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Latest News

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk 2017, Saturday 22 July 2017
    Image: 118304080_thumb.jpgAre you looking for a challenge in 2017 ? Would you like to help fundraise for Max Appeal ? Would you like to make lifelong friends ? Do you need an incentive to get fit in 2017 ? Do you have a head for heights ?

  • Swim Serpentine, Saturday 16 September 2017
    Image: logo86166016_thumb.pngWe are delighted to say that following the outstanding success of September's inaugural Swim Serpentine 98.4 of participants rated the event as excellent or good, London Marathon Events has been granted a one year licence by The Royal Parks to stage the event again in 2017 and the date has been confirmed for Saturday 16 September 2017

  • Psychiatric Treatments in 22q11DS, Friday 03 February 2017

  • DLA To Have Guidance on Congenital Heart Defects
    Gov.UKA few of us charities have been collaborating to get the effects of heart defects on child recognised with DLA. We're not there yet but this is progress.

  • Infection From Water Cooler Heaters During Surgery
    Mail OnlineSome of you may have seen this article and be very concerned. Please read the attached pdf with guidance from NHS England and if you are still concerned print it and take it to your GP.

  • Stevenage Hollywood Bowl, Saturday 25 February 2017
    bowlMax Appeal 22q Family meet up For teens and young adults with 22q & carers/parents 25th February Stevenage Hollywood bowl.

  • Dog Jog, Saturday 15 July 2017
    Image: dog_jog_thumb.pngFun way to raise some money for Max Appeal and have fun with your furry doggy friends.

  • 22q at the Zoo Worldwide awareness day 2017, Sunday 21 May 2017
    Image: 22q-zoo-worldwide-awareness-day-home-300x181_thumb.pngMark your Calendars for the Seventh Annual 22q at the Zoo for Sunday 21st May 2017. Further details to follow.

  • Invitation to one Max Appeal family for an exclusive Landmark Trust property weekend break.
    Image: stockwell_farm_thumb.pngApplications are open to Max Appeal families for an exclusive Landmark Trust property weekend break. Date: 17 -20 March, 2017, Staying At: Stockwell Farm, Old Radnor, Powys. Closing date for applications: 31.01.17

  • Kiltwalks in Scotland 2017
    KiltWalkRegister now for 2017 Be a Kiltwalk hero and take Big Steps for a charity or cause that matters to you. With four locations and three walk lengths to choose from, there is a Kiltwalk for everyone. Glasgow Sunday 30th April. Aberdeen Sunday 4th June. Dundee Sunday 20th August. Edinburgh Sunday 17th September.

  • The Color Run - 2017
    Colour RunWhat is The Color Run? The Color Run is the original, largest and most unique 5k colour fun run in the world which celebrates healthiness, happiness, friendship and having the time of your life! London Sunday 11th June. Manchester Saturday 1st July. Brighton Saturday 23rd August.   If you are looking for happy memories, big smiles and the most colourful day you'll ever have – this is the event for you.

  • Great Midlands Fun Run 2017, Sunday 04 June 2017
    Great Midlands Fun Run

  • Milton Keynes Festival of Running, Sunday 05 March 2017
    mkThe Milton Keynes Half Marathon and Festival of Running takes place on Sunday 5th March 2017 starting at our wonderful Xscape city-centre venue and we hope you will come and join us!

  • Great North Run 2017, Sunday 10 September 2017
    Image: run_thumb.pngMax Appeal have secured 35 places for the 2017 Great North Run. Please contact Paul@maxappeal.org.uk to register your interest. Further information to follow.

  • Parallel London, Sunday 3rd September 2017
    Image: p_l_2017_thumb.pngjoin us for parallel london 2017! Parallel London is the world's first fully inclusive mass participation event. Parallel London is designed for all ages and abilities; we are a national celebration of inclusion.

  • Trek Fest - 2017
    Trek FestTrekFest – the UK's ultimate trekking challenge returns in 2017. Choose Your location. Choose Your distance. Choose Your Charity! It's that simple. Take on the TrekFest challenge, complete 25km or 50km on foot through some of the UK's most renowned and beautiful national parks –  Brecon Beacons, South Wales 3rd - 4th June or Peak District, Derbyshire 2nd - 3rd September.

  • Vitality North London Half Marathon, Sunday 12 March 2017
    Image: logo2768768_thumb.pngThe third Vitality North London Half Marathon is back for 2017! On Sunday 12th March 2017, thousands of runners will take on the challenge of this popular closed-road race and cross THE GREATEST FINISH LINE IN THE WORLD, inside Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

  • APPG for 22q syndromes AGM - call for MPs support in 2017
    APPG logoHi everyone, Firstly, BIG thank you to everyone who has taken part in our online surveys over the last year or so. It is now coming to fruition! We will shortly have a glossy report for the MPs at our AGM for the APPG for 22q syndromes later this month. It would be really helpful if you could all write to your MP, I've attached a template on the left hand side under files but you can of course write what you want. This is the link to find your MP so you can email them or even phone them up! Our current chair Jack Lopresti MP wants to stand down, and MPs generally are all over the shop with Brexit, party conferences and jockeying for better jobs. So we need a new chair... please do contact your MP! It's really important and your letter WILL make a difference. The APPG is a big coup for everyone affected by 22q11DS. cheers! Julie

  • Have a Brew for 22Q!
    posterWith an estimated 35,000 people, who are living with 22Q in the UK, you can do something to help and have a great time with friends and family.

  • Great Donington Run, Sunday 25th June 2017
    Image: picture156048064_thumb.pngWith a selection of distances available throughout the day including a 10 mile, 10k, 5k and Family Mile event, runners of all ages and abilities can come along to take on a challenge while enjoying a summer festival atmosphere.

  • Great Manchester Run 2017, Sunday 28 May 2017
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  • Birmingham International Marathon, Sunday 15th October 2017
    Image: birmingham-international-marathon60427336_thumb.pngTo be staged for the first time on Sunday 15th October 2017, the Birmingham International Marathon will cement the city's position as the European Capital of Running. Facilities for max Appeal runners, including showers and refreshments, available very close to the start/finish line.

  • Edinburgh Marathon Fest, Saturday 27th May 2017
    Edinburg Marathon Festival 2017Amazing event with something for every runner of ever age! Marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 10k and 5k for the grown ups. Junior runs are 5k, 2k and 1.5k, with a 1k for kids as well. There's also loads of activities and entertainment for the runners 'support team'.

  • London to Paris Bike Ride, Tuesday 06 June 2017
    Image: london-to-paris-2013-gallery-1_thumb.jpgThe organisers say: This iconic cycle ride connects two of the world's most vibrant capital cities and is an ideal fundraising event for your more adventurous supporters. Making their way through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France, your supporters will pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields until they reach Paris – which is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in the world. This fantastic challenge is perfect for groups and solo cyclists and your supporters will have the support of our highly experience crew... London to Paris Bike Ride 2017 Dates:

  • Blooming Marvellous
    Image: flowercollection_thumb.jpgOrder your very own special collection of chrysanthemums prepared by John Bawden, Head Gardener at Coombe Lodge, Blagdon and Chelsea Flower Show winner. John has prepared these plants especially for Max Appeal. All proceeds are being donated to Max Appeal. Order via the Max Appeal Shop.

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