They Did It! Congratulations to the Whole Platt Lab Team

5th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite the horrendous weather and at least one dunking that we heard about (including poor Jess the Dog!), the team of canoeists from Fran Platt’s lab in Oxford successfully negotiated their 40 mile trek from Donnington Bridge in Oxford to Tilehurst in Reading.  It’s not too late to show your support for their efforts, just…

Canoeing from Oxford to Reading for NPC charities

2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

I hope the first day of canoeing down the Thames has been kind, the weather certainly hasn’t been!!  These wonderful scientists are putting themselves through what must be a very wet experience to raise money for NPC.  They are only just short of their target and would love your support to reach it! Thanks to…

Platt Lab to Canoe 40 miles for Charity

23rd July 2017 | 0 Comments

The Platt Lab in Oxford are not adverse to taking on a challenge; having joined us in 2014 running from Cardiff to Oxford and we are grateful to them for embarking on yet another one, raising funds for Niemann-Pick UK ( and the NPRF.  For this challenge, they are going to canoe with their families from…

2017 Ball – Entertainment

16th July 2017 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce that Re:Cover will be playing at the NPRF Shaken not Stirred Ball in October. To check them out, visit their Facebook page and make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes ready for some great entertainment on the night!  Tickets selling fast, make sure you don’t miss out!!

Lunch Break!

15th July 2017 | 0 Comments

They are feeling a little drained and battered as they go through the 50K mark.  As they say, only 50 1km runs to go!  If you would like to sponsor their efforts please follow the link below.  Thanks for all the texts of encouragement, we are passing them on!  

Half Way!

15th July 2017 | 0 Comments

GOOD LUCK FOR THE NEXT 50K! The Grand Old Running Men of the NPRF They had a whopping 100K to run And when they were only half way there There was 50K to be done! (Verse written by Grandad French)         

Pit Stop!

15th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Scheduled pit stop number 3!  All still alive!  Moral support turned up on bikes (thanks Al Watts) and with the provisions (thanks Rupert Casey) #RTTS2017 @RaceToTheStones

Race to the Stones – Update

15th July 2017 | 0 Comments

@RaceToTheStones @niemannpickrf team are over a quarter of the way there!  Running strong.  #RTTS2017 #research #NPC.

Race to the Stones

15th July 2017 | 0 Comments

So they are already an hour and a half into their epic Race and have travelled over 8 1/2 miles!  Thank you to everyone who has got Dave to the start line this week, not exactly the best preparation!  100km in one day is an epic challenge so thank you also to everyone who has…

Ball Auction prizes- Stewart Lee tickets

12th July 2017 | 0 Comments

We have a pair of tickets to two of Stewart’s shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. The dates are 18th and 19th January 2017 and the shows start at 7pm. Stewart is a very clever comedian who challenges his audience to keep up with his thought provoking humour. Tickets kindly donated by Stewart.