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

"Joshua is 10 next week and has really done well despite numerous operations and more surgery planned later this year. I have seen him grow up and cope with his condition and overcome many of the challenges such children face and the information and support that Max Appeal provided has been invaluable not only to Josh but to his parents. Thanks for all the good work."

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Latest News

  • Gemma Keir - Chat Magazine Article
    Gemma Keir LoganMum to Logan, Gemma Keir, raising 22q awareness in Chat Magazine. Nov 2018

  • 22q11 Awareness month, Thursday 01 November 2018
    November is the special month to raise awareness of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome.

  • Normanby Hall Country Park 22q Family Dayout, Sunday 28 October 2018
    Normanby Hall22q Families are invited to a Family day at Normanby Hall on the 28th October. Please email us at info@maxappeal.org.uk for more information.

  • 22q Foundation Australia & New Zealand
    22q australiaLink below are presentations and resources from conferences held in Sydney (26th August 2018) and Auckland (1st September 2018).

  • Shepreth 22q Family Meetup
    Gemma Keir LoganWe had the most wonderful day at Shepreth Wildlife Park. Getting the chance to meet other families going through the same as us means so much. You didn't feel out of place. The children enjoyed the animals and playing in the park. It was overall a great day out and we are sure to join future events with Max Appeal.

  • Cannon Hall Farm 22q Family Meetup
    Cannon Hall farmThank you Lisa for arranging this lovely 22q family meetup. "I travelled from Grimsby to Cannon Hall Farm near Barnsley with my three young children for the Max Appeal meet up in August organised by Lisa Franklin. I thought it sounded like a great day out for the summer holidays and wasn't disappointed. Set in a beautiful park with a stately home, we were able to enter the farm for a heavily discounted fee due to it being a charity event. Lisa was friendly and welcoming as usual, we had an indoor picnic and a catch up then went to the soft play centre for a coffee and chat while the children played. We then went on the adventure playgrounds, the tube maze, the rope park and looked around the animals (including the very smelly piglets!) we stayed longer than I had planned as everyone was having such a good time." - Clover Swale

  • Max Appeal Ramblers 2018
    ready to startonce again whilst most had enjoyed a sensible quiet evening yours truly had slightly over indulged. Upon arrival we knew the promised sun shine was not going to materialise we were surrounded by mist, in hindsight this helped a few in the group who when it came to climbing the higher peaks as we couldn't see just how high we were.

  • Max Appeal Express Pin Badges
    Pin badgesWe are pleased to offer these commemorative 'Max Appeal Express' Pin badges for sale.

  • 22q Family Day at Scarborough Beach 2018
    Beach day 2018Just got back from the annual Beach Day meet up on Scarborough Beach. An excellent turn out of old friends and new on a beautiful day in sunny Scarborough. The best one yet! This is a fantastic family fun day that is organised every year.

  • 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

  • Marwell Zoo 22q Family Meetup, Sunday 16 September 2018
    Marwell logo22q Family Meetup at Marwell zoo on the 16th September. Click below for further details.

  • How Far Will You Go For 22q?
    MedalThe month of November is important on the 22q11 calendar as it's awareness month so here at Max Appeal we are inviting members, families and friends to take part in our virtual race, not only will you be helping to create awareness but also working towards your very own reward medal. So whether you have 22q11 or simply love someone who has the condition strap on your trainers or walking boots and join in, see how far you can go for 22q11 !!!

  • Equinox24 Run, Saturday 22 September 2018
    Image: teamphoto[2]17078800_thumb.pngA group of work mates from the Jaguar Landrover Whitley Engineering Centre are taking part in the Equinox24 run and raising funds for Max Appeal and awareness of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome.

  • Max Appeal Ezine July 2018
    header logoMax Appeal Ezine July 2018

  • Baby's heart condition detected through new born screening
    heart detectedA local family have praised Daisy Hill Hospital's paediatric team's innovative screening programme following the detection of a major heart condition in their new born baby girl.

  • Landmark moment for Stourbridge family's screening plea
    Image: raising_private_members_bill_247850544_thumb.jpgA STOURBRIDGE family's near 20-year quest to raise awareness of a little-known genetic disorder has enjoyed a huge breakthrough in Parliament. Wollaston couple Paul and Julie Wootton lost their son Max, aged just four months, to the rare Di George Syndrome condition in 1999. They set up the Max Appeal charity in his memory and have been campaigning for a screening programme to catch the condition also known as 22q11.2DS in the days after birth.

  • Cranham 2018
    Isobel and Trustee Mark Tripp raise the Max Appeal flag at the start of Cranham 2018Once again Max Appeal Families from across the country met at the Cranham Scout Centre for the start of our annual Youth Camp. With a mixture of indoor bunks and campsite we were once again able to cater for all and for those who needed something a little bit more extreme such as my fellow trustee Martin Kennedy there is always a handy Premier Inn situated 5 minutes away. "Isobel and Trustee Mark Tripp raise the Max Appeal flag at the start of Cranham 2018"

  • Shuttleworth 22q Family Meet up, Sunday 26 August 2018
    Shutteworth18Mark and Kelly Tripp would like to invite you all to a day at Shuttleworth Air Museum on Sunday 26th August, it is situated approximately 2 mins from the Biggleswade junction of the A1m in Bedfordshire.

  • Health care provision for adults with 22q11 DS Survey
    SurveyWe would like to hear from people with 22q11 Syndrome and their current experience of accessing health care in adult services.

  • Neurodevelopmental Outcome in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and Management
    Recently published paper. (Mar 18)

  • Bournemouth Marathon Festival, Saturday 06 October 2018
    Bournemouth marathonExperience 'running as it should be' at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival enjoy coastal views, run the piers and set a new PB at your favourite distance.

  • Max Appeal Rocks!
    rockWelcome to Max Appeal Rocks! This page has been inspired by similar ventures, and creative friends. It's aim is fun and to raise awareness of Max Appeal, a small charity with an ethos 'to improve lives of 22q11 families.

  • Improving Lives - The future of work health and disability
    Dept WorkThe Department of Work and Pensions and the Department of Health have issued a White Paper on how they will make disabled people's lives better in the future. Easy to read versions available here;

  • Feeding Children With Heart Conditions
    CHF jan18The aim of this information sheet is to explain why many children with heart conditions have eating problems and what you as a parent can do to help overcome them. Click to download factsheet

  • Birmingham International Marathon, Sunday 14 October 2018
    Birm int marathon 18General entries for the 2018 Birmingham International Marathon are now open!

  • Great North Run 2018, Sunday 09 September 2018
    Image: photo_group__thumb.jpgMax Appeal are pleased to report that we have been successful in securing a Bronze + Charity package for the 2018 event to be held on Sunday 9th September.

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