Here are some of the fantastic fundraisers who have raised money for Vasculitis UK during over the years. Their efforts, and the donations made by their family and friends, will help us to meet our aims: to offer support and advice for those with vasculitis and their families – to raise awareness of vasculitis – to support and promote research into the causes and treatments of vasculitis. Many thanks to all concerned.

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December 2023

Littlehampton Golf Club have chosen to support and fundraise for Vasculitis UK for the year October 2023 – October 2024.

November 2023

Keith Prior recently successfully nominated Vasculitis UK to receive a charitable payment from his Masonic Lodge, Zetland Lodge, Guisborough. A cheque for £500 cheque was presented to Dan Hughes, from the North East Support Group, at their charity evening.

September 2023

Fionn and Lewis have raised £550 running the Cardiff Half Marathon in memory of Fionn’s husband Maurice. Over £3,350 has now been raised in memory of Maurice. 

June 2023

Phoebe Leighton and her friends raised £185 doing a 6 mile Mud run, in memory of Debbie Gregson.
Neil Hayward completed the Manchester Marathon in April raising £584 for Vasculitis UK.

May 2023

150 Miles in May by Rosa The dog!
I am Rosa Eliza Whitesocks and I’m a dog! My Human mum has GPA Vasculitis and many times can’t take me out for walks. I will walk, run and swim 150 miles during May. I will do it for my Mum Zoi and all others suffering from Vasculitis. My mum says that living with vasculitis is a rollercoaster of life, but we have that at home.  Vasculitis is part of my mum’s everyday life.
By the way the lazy cat will not do anything! Rosa raised £540.
Bex Morgan and team rode 100 miles in May. They raised £705.
  • Leah and Freddie Wren raised £616 completing a Marathon. Leah was celebrating 3 years in remission. [No photo yet]
Jane Edwards says: “My friend did a charity golf day for Vasculits UK, raising £1,410”
Phil Sedwill, Co-organiser
Mark Yeates – Winner of the golf competition
Sam Sedwil, Co-organiser
Jane Edwards, Vasculitis sufferer.

April 2023

Kate Cleary ran the London Marathon to raise money for vasculitis as her cousin had recently been diagnosed with GPA. She raised £616.
Chris Searle ran the Brighton Marathon in an amazing time of 3.52, raising £518 for Vasculitis UK.

March 2023

January 2023

Denis McMahon

Kevin Parker – General Secretary of the Manchester City Supporters Club presenting a £500 cheque for Vasculitis UK to Denis McMahon, who has GPA.


November 2022

Helen Eleftheriou ran the London Marathon for Vasculitis UK  in memory of her father, Paraskevas,  who very sadly lost his life, in October 2021, to an extremely rare type of Vasculitis which affects the Central Nervous System. Helen raised an amazing £2,930. 

September 2022

July 2022

May 2022

Jane Black completed the Manchester 10k in May 2022 and chose Vasculitis UK for her fundraiser because her husband Mark has developed the condition in the last two years. Jane raised £315 in the process – well done Jane!
Jemma Jones, stepfather Gary, and friend Maria completed the Essar Chester half on Sunday 15th May in memory of Jemma’s mum Steph and have raised £1430.

Ellenia Tumini ran the London Vitality 10K for VUK on 2nd May, raising over £550

March 2022

Photo of Joe Harper
Joe Harper ran the Brighton half marathon for VUK on behalf of his brother Charlie who was diagnosed with GPA and is also a trustee. He has seen Charlie struggle with numerous operations and wanted to raise awareness of vasculitis. Joe has raised over £700


December 2021

Photo of Anne Barton
Annie Barton held a Christmas carvery with a few friends at Saxon hall and held a raffle for Vasculitis UK, raising £160
Photo of Lucas Fox
Lucas Fox has been very busy fundraising for Vasculitis UK. Inspired by start-of-term discussions in his cub pack forum, Lucas set off on his own personal challenge to do some fundraising. He walked 1 million steps during October & raised £2,000 for Vasculitis UK as his chosen charity.

November 2021

Thank you to Chloe and friends who raised just over £800 for VUK. Chloe managed to beat her target time and complete the run in 2hr22. Both Chloe’s parents have vasculitis.

September 2021

Ty Buckley – Great North Run September 2021
James Mancini cycled 114 miles and 11500 ft elevation, raising £940 for VUK.
Anna Mayhew, Specialist Nurse at Addenbrookes Hospital, ran the Great North Run for VUK. Anna has raised over £683 to date.
William Larmour ran the Great North Run 2021 for VUK on behalf of his mum who has Vasculitis. Will has raised has raised an amazing £800.
Team Wood – Father and daughter Martin and Suzy Wood have raised over £1000 for VUK, taking part in the Great North Run 2021.

August 2021

July 2021

Candice Ursell – hair shaving for Vasculitis UK in memory of her mum, Catherine who lost her life to Vasculitis.

June 2021

Dey Family
The Dey Family Challenge raised £6,355 for Vasculitis UK – read about it here.
Raju & Craig ran the Thetford Trials in memory of Valerie and to raise awareness of Vasculitis. Valerie didn’t receive a diagnosis of Vasculitis until it was too late. Craig and Raju have raised an amazing £1100.

Thank you to Jess & Rachael who completed the Three Peaks Challenge, raising £670 so far for VUK.

May 2021

Walkers at Manchester Arena for World Vasculitis Day 2021
Vasculitis Awareness Day Walking at the Manchester Arena.
Shanali Perera, who has Vasculitis, and friends walking and fundraising for VUK. An amazing £3K raised so far.

Flowers for Shanali

April 2021

Thank you to Max Brotherhood for fundraising and raising over £880 for VUK on behalf of his grandad who has vasculitis
Harefield Cricket Club raised £1361 for Vasculitis UK and MacMillan with their 323km Charity Run

Grace’s 100 Squat a Day Challenge for Vasculitis raised £350 

February 2021

Anthony Waton is walking 100 miles in his local Sussex countryside, to improve his fitness. Anthony was diagnosed in 2011. He wanted to get fitter and help Vasculitis UK at the same time. Anthony has raised over £1000. 


November 2020

Sarah Taylor writes: “Me and my mum did a virtual bake sale for our friends in November. We had people either coming round to the house (socially distanced, of course) to collect cake or we sent them in the post. After 2 days of baking and 8 batches of cake, we had raised £105 for Vasculitis UK!”

October 2020

Cecily Redman’s live-streamed concert fundraiser for Vasculitis UK has raised over £1,000 to date. 
Cecily has an extremely rare type of Vasculitis called Takayasu Arteritis .
The concert is available on Youtube  
Sally Rawlins has been diagnosed with Vasculitis but completed the virtual Great North Run for Vasculitis UK.
Sally said “It was a bit hot but I carry water as renal consultant always saying don’t get dehydrated! “

Anna Neagle who has Vasculitis, ran the New Forest Marathon for Vasculitis UK, raising over £660.

July 2020

Kat Smart completed her 100 Centurion run the week 25th May, running 115 miles, raising £490 for Vasculitus UK. Which is an amazing achievement as Kat suffers from Fibromyalgia & PTSD.
Michael McCabe (Peter Pan) ran the Virtual Edinburgh Marathon 202, raising over £700 for Vasculitis UK

June 2020

Jemma Jones has raised over £1,000 for VUK during the COVID19 lockdown, with her “4×40 Challenge at 40”. Jemma’s mum has Vasculitis. 

March 2020

Lucy Grant and school friends at Ton yr ywen Primary School in Cardiff fundraising for Vasculitis UK