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

"I would like to take this time to thank Max Appeal because without finding this group I would be feeling so very alone and confused. THANK YOU MAX APPEAL."


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  • Imperial College London Research
    Imperial College LondonVolunteers affected by 22q DS are wanted to take part in a research project by the Department of Psychosis Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. Please see the link below for further details: If you have any questions, please contact Dr Maria Rogdaki, maria.rogdaki@kcl.ac.uk

  • BUPA Great Birmingham Run, Sunday 19 October 2014
    Image: great_birmingham_run_0106a19469e_thumb.jpgAnother opportunity to support Max Appeal and run through this historic city. Still time to sign up!

  • Leicester Half Marathon, Sunday 26 October 2014
    LeicesterGood luck to Jon Foster who is raising funds for 22q DS and Max Appeal by running in the Leicester Half Marathon. It's not too late to sign up for the race ; http://www.leicestermarathon.org.uk/signup/

  • BUPA Great North Run, Sunday 07 September 2014
    GNR 2012 startGood luck to all of the Max Appeal runners taking part!

  • Mead Open Farm 22q family meetup, Saturday 13 September 2014
    Mead Open FarmMead Open Farm - 22q Families Meetup. 13th September 2014 12pm onwards Stanbridge Road Billington Bedfordshire LU7 9JH Further details to follow.

  • More headlines for Max Appeal Express
    Image: boys_281126954_thumb.jpgThe Max Appeal Express continues to make more headlines up and down the country. The Sunderland Echo writes about 22q Deletion Syndrome.

  • Train Competition - Once in a lifetime opportunity
    Train CompetitionOpen to young people with 22Q11DS, aged 13-22 years. A once in a lifetime opportunity to spend time at a train driving academy and gain practical experience on driving a train. The winner will be invited to take a train ride from Hornsey to Kings Cross where they will be in a cabin and see the train driving first hand. TO ENTER: It's simple, take a photograph or a drawing of the Max Appeal train and say in a few words why you would like to work on the railway. Then send to us at: MAX APPEAL TRAIN COMPETITION, 15 MERIDEN AVENUE, STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS, DY8 4QN. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE: YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND CONTACT NUMBER. Deadline for entries is 30th September 2014 Proudly supported by First Capital Connect.

  • Disability Golf Scotland - Free Sessions!
    Scottish Disability GolfMonday 1 September from 09:30 Disabled people of any age or ability, and their coaches/carers, are invited to come along to this free session at the Murrayshall Hotel & Golf Course for some fun golf competition and tuition with PGA Professional RicharD Holt on Monday 1 September from 09:30.

  • Look who's fundraising for Max Appeal?
    Image: 250714-8(1)_thumb.jpgFundraising for Max Appeal couldn't be simpler. If you need any help to get started please email; info@maxappeal.org.uk

  • Max Appeal Express
    Mark Adam ZoeA First Capital Connect train specially branded 'Max Appeal' was launched at a ceremony at King's Cross Station. First Capital Connect are sponsoring an awareness campaign for 22q DS. Mark Tripp, father of Adam, 8 years - the inspiration behind the campaign, drove the train and guests to Cambridge.

  • Yorkshire Marathon, Sunday 12 October 2014
    Barry West is running in the Yorkshire Marathon and raising funds for Max Appeal.

  • Have you spotted one of our posters?
    Julie with Adams posterJulie Wootton's selfie with Adam's poster. Send a picture of your gang with Adam's poster and let us know the location. Send to; info@maxappeal.org.uk

  • Consensus Document in Spanish!
    Spanish groupSixto García-Miñaúr has worked very hard to bring this translation of the consensus document to you all! Down load it from here of visit the Spanish group web site.

  • Picnic in the Park, Sunday 29 June 2014
    Picnic in the ParkGet together with Max Appeal members at Duthie Park, Aberdeen.

  • Mary's Exam Revision Tips
    Mary LonsdaleStruggling to nail down that revision?? Mary has put her top tips together, and having 22q herself she understands how tricky and daunting revision can be.

  • South West Cleft Service is on the move
    NHSThe South West Cleft service will be moving to Bristol Dental Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, during the third week of August. Please contact Dr Julia Cadogan or Lesley Sanders on 0117 340 3998 if there are queries or concerns about this change. Thank you very much on behalf of the 22q11 DS Service, Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol Trust.

  • Summer Beach Bash, Sunday 27 July 2014
    Scarborough_Beach_2Fun Beach Day on North Beach, Scarborough.

  • Text Donations
    AdamYou can now text donate a fiver to Max Appeal! Text 'Adam' to 70660 Adam is our poster boy on the First Capital Connect train the "Max Appeal Express" to be launched on 25th July...(thanks to Mark Tripp and FCC) and will appear on posters both on the train and platforms that the train visits. Text 'Max' to 70660 Max is the general donation text and will appear on Max Appeal literature.

  • Three Peaks Challenge
    Mercure HotelsGood Afternoon Everyone, Some of our brave colleagues at Mercure Hotels will be taking on this year's 3 peaks challenge! For those who haven't heard, the 3 peaks challenge involves climbing the 3 highest peaks in the United Kingdom within 24 hours. Focus Hotels have brought a team together to complete this challenge all in the name of charity.

  • 22q Immunology Cartoons
    T CellThese cartoons were created by Hilary Joyce, retired immunology scientist and long serving (or is that suffering??) Max Appeal trustee a few years ago. The cartoons help give an understanding into the highly complex subject of immunology and immunology for people with 22qDS. Please do have a good look at these and complete the usual forms/on-line survey.

  • Support us to set up an All Party Parliamentary Group for 22qDS
    Consensus DocumentFollowing the launch of the first National Consensus Document for 22q DS at the House of Commons in April of this year, several Mp's have suggested we consider setting up an All Party Parliamentary Group for 22qDS.

  • Has your child been ill with flu over the past few years?
    ArchieHas your child been ill with flu in the past few years? Researchers at the University of Oxford are interviewing parents and carers of children (aged 6 months to 12 years) with heart problems and other long-term conditions/disability. They want to find out about parents' experiences and treatment needs when their child has fallen ill with flu. This work is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The major outcome of the project will be a new section on www.healthtalkonline.org to support and provide information for other parents. The site gives voice to parents and offers parents the opportunity to hear from others in a similar situation.

  • Rock n Roll Half Marathon, Sunday 22 June 2014
    EdinburghSign up for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Edinburgh. Join the Max Appeal fundraisers and take part to help support families affected by DiGeorge Syndrome, VCFS and 22q11.2 deletion.

  • Study into the Cultural Effects of 22q deletion
    University of Newcastle, AustraliaThe University of Newcastle in Australia has re-opened this questionnaire! We are interested in cultural effects and would like more parents of children with 22q11.2DS/VCFS/DiGeorge syndrome to be involved, particularly if you're from the UK, Europe and Australia.

  • Institute of Psychiatry looking for brain study volunteers
    IOP brain studyInstitute of Psychiatry are looking for willing volunteers for their brain study. Clodagh Murphy is a name that some of you will recognise, she is a big supporter of Max Appeal and keen as mustard on 22q. Advancing studies is an important way to improve knoweldge of the condition, so please do sign up if you can. Thank you! Click on the image to make it appear in full size.

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