Crossing counties in honour of Cam, for Zellweger UK and the children coping with the same degenerative childhood disease. On Saturday 21st July, 2018 I – alongside my very good (and extremely patient!) friend of a quarter of a century Ali – embarked on a 27 mile trek across 3 counties, up to the peaks and back down of four major hills in the South West, They say you learn something about yourself on these kinds of challenges… it turns out I’m a complete and utter coward! Over the course of the day I built up an extensive list of things I’m terrified of, starting with the already firmly established cows, to the more newly acquired ownerless dogs, getting lost, roads, cars… mopeds… hills!
On the 19th August 2017 we kicked off our third family meet-up and first organised weekend event, with a family day at the Cricket Green School. A big thank you to headteacher Mrs. Celia Dawson and everyone at Cricket Green School for the use of such a lovely school and grounds. The hard work and planning that our event organisers Stephanie Barnes and Barry McGiir had put in, with the help of their team of volunteers, was evident the second we walked through the door. The decorations were a homage to Zellweger UK with green and purple giving everyone a warm and cheerful welcome.
Bringing our families together in Birmingham for a second time! In June 2016, we had our second ever UK family meet up, kindly organised again by Michelle and supported by our team here at Zellweger UK. It was a wonderful chance to catch up with some of our families from last year, and to meet some fantastic new families;
On the 19th September 2015, our UK families got together for their very first ZSD family meet up, kindly organised and hosted by Michelle Thompson. Our families spent the day at Synergy at Calthorpe Academy in Birmingham, which was kindly donated for free by Andy. Not only did families get the chance to connect, but we had speakers from around the UK.