Our Super Fundraiser -  Susan Marshfield MBE

Susan has passionately supported BRACE since the death of her husband from dementia in 1993. She is our Honorary President, a past trustee, and has organised numerous events for us (including 11 fashion shows!) and visits community groups as a speaker to promote the work of BRACE. She also organises our newsletter mailings and a network of collection tins in small shops and businesses. In 2016 she was awarded an MBE for her work within the local community.


A Rowing Champion - Callum Gathercole

Earlier this year, Callum became the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic. Aged just 20, he travelled 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands, finishing in Antigua's English Harbour in the Caribbean in a time of 58 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. Callum raised over £5,000 for BRACE, splitting his total fundraising between three charities in memory of his late father who passed away from a brain tumour three years ago. He is also our newest ambassador and we are delighted to have him on board.


Running 1,310 miles for BRACE - Jo Earlam

Jo took on the monumental challenege of running 50 marathons to mark her 50th birthday. It took her just three years and she raised in excess of £6,300. Jo's incredible journey was in memory of her father Bernard, who passed away in 2012 after being diagnosed with vascular dementia.


Lighting up BRACE's research - Mike & Terry Checkley-James

One of the most inventive methods of fundraising has to go to Mike and Terry, who raised over £2,500 by turning their home into a month-long fundraiser. It was a brilliant way of running a fundraising effort which was seasonal and engaged the community of Bradley Stoke in Bristol.


If you're still not sure what you could do to fundraise, have a look at our latest challenge events