Vitamin B12 Wake Up Group
It's a free private group and a great place to ask questions
Woohoo! We've reached our first target of raising £2.5K to allow us to submit our training programme to the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) for accreditation, which we hope to have ready for submission shortly.
Now we need to keep that momentum up to continue raising the much needed funds to ensure that we can provide our training to health professionals for free!
If you'd like to help us achieve this goal, any donation you can make, no matter how big or small, will be very much appreciated.
MAKE A DONATION
To make a donation please click on the button and follow the instructions. You can either use your Paypal account or Paypal will allow you to use your credit card as a guest user. Thank you for your support.
Unfortunately due to the current Corronavirus restrictions, we are not able to plan for any events that would involve physical social interactions. However we are looking at some possible online events, and we'll keep you posted as and when we have some more solid plans.
In the mean time, if you have any good ideas for fundraising feel free to get in touch.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for The B12 Society with easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/theb12society/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to The B12 Society at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and The B12 Society will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.
WANT TO HELP US RAISE FUNDS? HERE'S WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING
VIKKI'S MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Vikki McIntee ran a total of 100 miles throughout the month of May to raise much needed funds for The B12 Society.
Being diagnosed with a B12 deficiency in October 2019, after more than 3 years going back and forth to doctors with various symptoms including severe nausea, unexplained skin rashes, dizziness, fainting and nerve damage, which had begun to impact hugely on her daily life, Vikki decided to raise awareness of the condition by training hard and running the Loch Ness Marathon planned for October 2020. However, as Coronavirus would have it, the marathon was cancelled leaving Vikki wondering what to do instead.
So, determined to make a difference, Vikki decided to challenge herself to run 100 miles during the month of May! Using her daily lockdown allowance, she stormed it, completing her first 50 miles within 10 days and completing a full marathon on her last day finishing off her 100 mile challenge on the 22nd of May, with the amazing support of her football coach Ryan Davidson by her side.
This challenge for Vikki was far from easy, with the ongoing daily impact of her B12 deficiency, she pushed her body harder than we would usually recommend. However with sufficient injections bringing her back up to workable levels, Vikki is "over the moon" with her achievements, as are we!
Having set an initial target of raising £350, Vikki amazed us all with her fundraising efforts, and with the generous donations from her family and friends she actually achieved over £700. This is a great contribution towards the cost of submitting The B12 Society's training programme to the RCGP, with the aim of gaining accreditation for the course.
The programme is close to being completed, and is expected to be ready for submission to the RCGP later this year.