Charity

Our chosen charity from Bristol Mortgages Online

We are proud to be supporters of “Tallulah's £10,000 Challenge for Ataxia Research and Awareness Campaign"

Why is this our chosen Charity?

Bristol, Exeter and Bath Mortgages Online, have chosen to support a cause very close to our hearts. In May 2017, our MD’s eldest daughter, Tallulah, at the age of 19, was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition called Ataxia type AOA2. Tallulah had been to see numerous specialists since the age of 11 before having this condition diagnosed.

What is ataxia?

Ataxia is the name given to a group of neurological disorders that affect balance, coordination, and speech. There are many different types of ataxia that can affect people in different ways.

Who gets ataxia?

Anyone of any age can get ataxia, but certain types are more common in certain age groups.

How many people have ataxia?

The ataxias are rare conditions. Estimates from recent studies say that there are at least 10,000 adults and around 500 children in the UK with a progressive ataxia.

Is there any cure?

Some forms of ataxia are treatable, but in most cases, there is still no cure. We are supporting research and putting all our efforts in trying to get treatments or cures for the ataxias.

What causes ataxia?

There are many different causes for ataxia. It's important to remember that ataxia is a symptom and may occur as a result of many different underlying conditions. Many ataxias are inherited conditions and caused by having defects in certain genes. Research is ongoing to identify other genes which cause inherited cerebellar ataxias and discover how they exert their effects These people would be diagnosed as having idiopathic cerebellar ataxia and there are many researchers focusing on finding new genes and new types of ataxias.

How to support Tallulah

Despite having to deal with her recent diagnosis and just starting at Sheffield University, Tallulah has set herself an incredible personal challenge of raising £10,000 to help fund research and build awareness of Ataxia. Please can you click on the link below to donate to the very worthy cause. We will be donating on a regular basis for each completion we finalise and will be organising fund raising events.
We are asking all our friends, family, clients and business partners to donate so that Tallulah will reach her target of £10,000
 Please click on the link below to go to Tallulah’s Just Giving fundraising page
For more information about our JustGiving page or Charity

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