Brain Aneurysm Awareness Support Day – 7th August 2016

To mark the start of the main leg of our Gold PostBox Challenge, in support of Brain Aneurysm Awareness, we invite other Brain Aneurysm Survivors and those affected by Subarachnoid Haemorrhage to meet us at the main Olympic Gold Postbox in Westminster London at 3pm on Sunday 7th August 2016.

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From here we would ask you to send a letter to your local MP outlining your own personal experience of Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, explaining why you believe it is important to introduce a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

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We hope to meet as many Brain Aneurysm Survivors, Carers  and those that have suffered loss, to help gain much needed publicity about this devastating neurological condition.

If you are unable to meet us at the Westminster Gold Postbox at 3pm on 7th August 2016, please help support our Gold Post Box Campaign by taking a photograph at your own local Gold Post Box and sending a letter to your MP.

Please then post your Gold Post Box Photographs up on our Facebook Page with details of the reason you wish to introduce a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

Please then share your post and encourage people to sign our Petition.

The address of the Westminster Gold Post Box is: Tothill Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 9LH.

Find the location of your most local Gold Post Box here!

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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #10 Portland, Dorset

Michelle and Lisa have visited the 10th Gold Post Box in their Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of their mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness. This was the Gold Post Box of Helena Lucas, in Portland, Dorset.

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From here they sent a Postcard to Celebrity TV Chef, Si King, of the Hairy Bikers, who was rushed to hospital for emergency life saving treatment, after he suffered a potential life-threatening ruptured Brain Aneurysm in 2014.

The soulsisters hope that Mr King will have empathy for their cause and use his celebrity to help raise signatures for their petition to introduce a  Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

Whilst staying in Portland Michelle and Lisa took a short break to see some of the local sights and enjoyed exploring the breath-taking Jurassic Coastline.

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Michelle, who has been recuperating, following her Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in January 2016, has been trying to build up her fitness by walking, which she said has helped her to recover both physically and emotionally from the terrifying health scare.

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Michelle, who was previously a very fit and healthy cross-country running enthusiast, said that she suffered anxiety and panic attacks after her release from hospital, but that her love of the great outdoors and walking has greatly contributed to her recovery and mental wellbeing.

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Whilst Michelle is still struggling with a loss of cognitive processes, including deficits with short-term memory, concentration, multi-tasking and decision-making and is suffering with frequent headaches, insomnia and neuro fatigue, she says that physically she is recovering extremely well and firmly believes that frequent walks with her friend and Dog, Daisy, has greatly aided her recovery.

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If you would like to help Lisa and Michelle in their bid to raise more awareness about Brain Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, please  sign the petition  and help to raise important funds for research being carried out Southampton University Hospital.

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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #9 Lymington, Hampshire

Today Michelle and Lisa visited the 9th Gold Post Box in their Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of their mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness. This was the post box of Ben Ainslie, in Lymington, Hampshire.

From here they sent a Postcard to Arlene Wilkie, CEO of The Neurological Alliance, asking for her help and support in introducing a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

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Lisa, pictured above, whose mum died of a ruptured Brain Aneurysm in June 2012 says that more awareness of this condition needs to be raised so that more lives can be saved.

Michelle, also suffered a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in January 2016 and with NHS statistics showing a fatality rate of 60%, Michelle agrees that more awareness needs to be raised about the condition, so that  recognise the sudden onset symptoms.

The Soulsisters duo plan to visit every Gold Post Box in England before 25th August 2016, from where they will be sending postcards to important public figures asking for their help in introducing a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

12961605_10154224931064739_3600632217004283295_nMichelle said that she will never take for granted how lucky she has been to survive this health scare and wanted to take on the challenge in memory of Lisa’s Mum and others that have lost loved ones to this devastating condition.

Michelle and Lisa’s next Gold Post Box visit will be in Portland, Dorset, but not before a little sight seeing around Lymington and refuelling with a Cream Tea!

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To support Michelle and Lisa, please sign the petition to help introduce a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and help us to raise funds for important research into Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, being carried out Southampton University Hospital.
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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #8 Hamble, Hampshire

Today we visited the 8th Gold Post Box in our Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of our mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness. This was the post box of Dani King, in Hamble, Hampshire.

From here we sent a Postcard to the wonderful NHS Staff at Southampton Neurological Hospital who saved Michelle’s life, thanking them for all that they do for victims of Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage and asking for their help in spreading the word about our Brain Aneurysm Awareness Petition and  Gold Post Box Challenge.

Please sign the petition to help introduce a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and help us to raise funds for important research into Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, being carried out Southampton University Hospital.

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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #7 Bentworth, Hampshire

Today we visited the seventh Gold Post Box in our Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of our mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness. This was the post box of, Peter Charles, in Bentworth, Hampshire.

From here Lisa posted a Postcard to her Local Mp for Basingstoke, Maria Miller, asking for her help and support in introducing a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

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Both Michelle and Myself, have been affected by the devastation that a ruptured Brain Aneurysm can cause and we wish to raise more awareness and help save more lives.

Please sign the petition to help introduce a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and help us to raise funds for important research into Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, being carried out Southampton University Hospital.

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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #6 Alton, Hampshire

Today we visited the sixth Gold Post Box in our Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of our mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness. This was the post box of, Peter Charles, in Alton, Hampshire.

From here we posted a Postcard to Local Mp for North East Hampshire, Ranil Jayawardena, asking for his help and support in introducing a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

Both Lisa and Myself, have been affected by the devastation that a ruptured Brain Aneurysm can cause and we wish to raise more awareness and help save more lives.

Please sign the petition to help introduce a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and help us to raise funds for important research into Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, being carried out Southampton University Hospital.

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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #5 Sherborne, Dorset

Today we visited the fifth Gold Post Box in our Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of our mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness.

This was the post box of Olympic Shooting Gold Medalist, Peter Wilson, in Sherborne, Dorset.

From here we posted a Postcard to Baroness Karren Brady, Brain Aneurysm Survivor and Patron of The Stroke Association,  asking for her help and support in introducing a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

Both Michelle and I have been affected by the devastation that a ruptured Brain Aneurysm can cause.  I lost my mum to this horrible silent Killer in 2012 and Michelle was faced with death due to a subarachnoid haemorrhage in January 2016.

We wish to raise more awareness and help save more lives.

Please sign the petition to help introduce a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and help us to raise funds for important research into Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, being carried out Southampton University Hospital.

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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #4 Taunton, Somerset

Today we visited the fourth Gold Post Box in our Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of our mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness.

This was the post box of British para-equestrian, Deborah Criddle, in Trull, near Taunton, Somerset.


From here we posted a Postcard to James Cracknell, double Olympic gold medallist and Vice President of the Brain Injury Charity, Headway, asking for his help and support in introducing a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

We have both been affected by the devastation that a ruptured Brain Aneurysm can cause and we wish to raise more awareness and help save more lives.

Please sign the petition to help introduce a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and help us to raise funds for important research into Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, being carried out Southampton University Hospital.

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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #3 St Stephen, Cornwall

Today we visited the third Gold Post Box in our Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of our mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness.

This was the post box of Paralympian Swimmer, Jonathan Fox, in St Stephen, Cornwall.

From here we sent a Postcard to Simon Steven, CEO of NHS England, asking for him to introduce a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day.

We have both been affected by the devastation that a ruptured Brain Aneurysm can cause and we wish to raise more awareness and help save more lives.

Please sign the petition to help introduce a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and help us to raise funds for important research into Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, being carried out Southampton University Hospital.

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Brain Aneurysm – Gold Post Box Challenge #2 – Restronguet, Cornwall

Today we visited our second Gold Post Box in our Gold Post Box Challenge, as part of our mission to raise Brain Aneurysm Awareness.

This was the post box of Ben Ainslie, Olympian Sailor, from Restronguet, Cornwall.

From here we posted a Postcard to Jeremy Hunt, Minister for Health, asking for his help and support to introduce a Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and to raise important funds for research into this life threatening condition.

We have both been affected by the devastation that a ruptured Brain Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage can cause and we wish to raise more awareness and help save more lives.

Please sign the petition to help introduce a National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Day and help us to raise funds for important research into Brain Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, being carried out Southampton University Hospital.

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