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Max Appeal! is a UK registered charity supporting families affected by DiGeorge syndrome, VCFS and 22q11.2 deletion

“I have had the opportunity to look through the Max Appeal handbook, and was extremely impressed with both content and accuracy of the information….. It is certainly a major boost for what is becoming a fairly large patient population, to have such an active and well organised charity in the region.” Dr Paul Miller, Consultant paediatric Cardiologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital

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  • Max Appeal Birmingham Conference, Saturday 31 August 2019
    We are organising a parent conference at Birmingham Children's Hospital Education Centre on Saturday 31st August, 2019.

  • Stay Calm Project
    Stay calm projectThe Stay Calm project is being led by Justin Chung, under the supervision of Dr Kate Woodcock, at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. We are looking for parents or caregivers of individuals between the age of 6 years old to 25 years old, who have emotional outbursts at least once a month. The study aims to use your responses to ensure that the questionnaire is accurately measuring emotional outburst characteristics. This will be a valuable tool in future to help us and others to better understand emotional outbursts and how to treat them. If you are interested in taking part, please access the questionnaire with the link below:

  • David Duguid - Congratulations to David... But Bad News for Max Appeal
    David DuguidClaire Hennessey, David Duguid MP and Julie Wootton meet up at the House of Commons during an Arrhythmia Alliance reception on 5th June 2019. Big congratulations to David for securing his post as a PPS (Personal private Secretary) but the bad news for Max Appeal is that the lovely and motivated chairman of the 22q11 Syndrome APPG will surely have to stand down.

  • 22q Family Meetup,The Priory PH, Wellingborough, Saturday 29 June 2019
    maxSarah Ryan, Christopher Ryan, and Leah Ryan invite you to join them for a meet up on Saturday 29th JUNE 2019 12.30pm

  • Heart Surgery PSP Workshop - Expression of Interest
    Heart Research 19The Heart Surgery Priority Setting Partnership wants to find the Top 10 priorities for heart surgery research, working with heart surgery patients, their carers and families and the health professionals who treat them. Together, we want to discuss and decide the top ten priorities at a workshop, to be held in Leicester on the 11th July.

  • 22q11 Northern Ireland Conference, Friday 17 May 2019
    22q northern ireland logo22q11 Northern Ireland would like to invite you to our first 22q Conference on Friday 17th May at the Belfast City Hospital 9am - 5pm. Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be provided.

  • Chromosomal disorder screening plans move forward
    David DuguidA north-east MP is delighted screening for a chromosomal disorder could be introduced after a review by a national body.

  • 3rd European 22q11-deletion Syndrome Conference, Saturday 16 November 2019
    22q soc catalunIt is an honor for the Catalan Association of the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome to host the third European Congress on the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. On November 16-17 2019, we will welcome to Barcelona well-known doctors and researchers on the syndrome who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise during two days with families and professionals from all over Europe.

  • David Duguid MP aks about new-born screening at PMQs
    APPG logoDavid Duguid MP, chairman of the the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for 22q11 syndromes, called for the condition to be added to the newborn blood spot test. The Prime Minister, Teresa May, replied that she would request a minister from the Department of Health and Social Care to respond. Max Appeal would like to thank, Mr. Duguid, the APPG, and Mrs. May, for helping to add this important condition to the newborn screen test in the UK.

  • Rachel Colley - My Education Journey
    Rachel ColleyMy Educational Journey I've definitely gone the long way round when it's come to my education. I wasn't the brightest at high school and had to have a lot of support to get me through it. When I was in A Level I had no intention of furthering my education. I thought that I would just go and get a job and that would be it. I got C's in my GCSE's and I got low grades for my A Level's. The support I received was that of a mentor and an assistant to help me with organising my deadlines and notes in class. I wasn't a quick writer so found it a difficult task to keep up with making notes. They also gave me extra time for my exams. For the full story - please click the document attached...

  • SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT BIRMINGHAM RUN 13.1 mile, Sunday 13 October 2019
    Birmingham half marathon 2019Take your place as the city comes together for this half marathon challenge. Experience the support of the community all the way along the 13.1 mile course through the heart of Birmingham.

  • Request for lay representatives to help review NHS services - CHD
    NHSDid you know that, as a patient with congenital heart disease (CHD) or carer for adults/children with this condition, you can join a team who work to help maintain and improve care in our hospitals?

  • 22q At The Zoo 2019, Sunday 19 May 2019
    Image: 22q-zoo-worldwide-awareness-day-home-300x181_thumb.pngMax Appeal are delighted to announce that we will be hosting Zoo events at the following locations, get ready to join us for the 22Q11 International Awareness Day 2019 Zoo's - Five Sisters Zoo (Scotland), Flamingo Land (North Yorkshire), Twycross Zoo (Midlands) and Paradise Wild Life Park (Herts and London)

  • Petitions - Blood Test for 22q
    petitionsPetition Add the blood test for 22q to the Guthrie test 'heel prick' newborn screening. Please click the link below and sign the petition.

  • Big Fun Run 2019, Monday 01 July 2019
    Big Fun Run 2019Why not run for Max Appeal? Link to web page:

  • Max Appeal Webinar - Apprenticeships
    Max computerMax Appeal ran it's first webinar in December. We thought we would try out this method to communicate with our members and use a subject, 'Apprenticeships' which would be of interest. Here are the links to the outputs in case you were not able to join the webinar. (SJ Jan 19)

  • Max Appeal Cranham Camp 2019, Friday 03 May 2019
    Daniel ArcheryYouth Activity Weekend

  • Max Appeal Scottish Youth Camp, Friday 26 July 2019
    lapwings logoMAX APPEAL SCOTTISH YOUTH CAMP 26TH –29TH JULY, 2019 LAPWINGS LODGE,GLENIFFER ROAD, PAISLEY PA2 8UL Come along to our youth activity weekend for 8 – 24 year olds. It is an opportunity to meet other children and young people affected by 22q. At the weekend we aim to build confidence and self-esteem, work in teams and have fun. Activities for all abilities in a safe environment. Further information to follow. Please email Claire@maxappeal.org.uk to register your interest.

  • Max Appeal Ramblers 2019, Saturday 13 July 2019
    ColeshoeThe Coledale Horseshoe, sometimes called The Coledale Round, is a long walk over the Wainwright Fells surrounding the glacial hanging valley of Coledale, situated above Braithwaite near Keswick. On our route the fells visited include the distinctive Grisedale Pike, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill, Sail, and Outerside. The walk should take approximately 7 hours to complete so being in good Health is essential, as per Ben Nevis we will have experienced walkers amongst the group with the essence being on team work.

  • Max Appeal Ramblers 2019, Saturday 15 June 2019
    Ben nevisThis will be the fourth year of the increasingly popular ramblers walk, for 2019 we are expanding and will be taking on two separate rambles in both England and Scotland.

  • Great North Run 2019 8th September
    Mark Trip TrainWe are delighted to announce that the spirit of the Max Appeal Express will be living on in 2019 when a team of train drivers take on the Great North Run carrying a replica of our much-loved train, the team consisting of our very own trustee Mark Tripp and his train driving Colleagues John Doyle, Barry West, Connor Gosling and Luke Venneear have already began training for what should be challenging but fun run in September 2019.

  • 22q11 Awareness Day, Thursday 22 November 2018
    header logoMax Appeal highlights the need for early diagnosis and releases new film to mark awareness day. Thursday 22 November 2018 marks the awareness day for the genetic syndrome 22q11. It is estimated that a staggering 98% of cases in the UK are undiagnosed. Delays in diagnosis not only has an adverse affect on the child and their family, it is also a hidden cost for the NHS, social services and welfare state.

  • Amazon Smile
    AmazonHow does AmazonSmile work? When first visiting smile.amazon.co.uk, customers are prompted to select a charitable organisation. Amazon will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organisations selected by our customers

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