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Running For Natalie

Manchester PR agency takes on marathon challenge for brain haemorrhage charity...

A team of four from Manchester PR firm, Carousel, will be taking on this year’s Manchester Marathon in aid of The Natalie Kate Moss Trust. The charity, which funds life-saving research into brain haemorrhage, is an associate charity partner in this year’s Manchester Marathon, taking place on Sunday 16 April.

Carousel's Lisa Kerr, will be joined by her colleagues and teammates, James Lennon, Hope Pickup and Lauren Morgan to complete the distance as a team relay, completing 10K each.

The Natalie Kate Moss Trust was founded ten years ago in memory of Manchester University graduate, Natalie Kate Moss, who died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in 2011 at just 26 years old.

As a team of young people in their mid 20’s, working in Manchester, Natalie’s story really resonated with the Carousel team. Lisa said: “We like to support different local charities and do our bit to fundraise for good causes so when we heard about The Natalie Kate Moss Trust, and the fact that Natalie was so young when she died, we all felt that this was a cause that we wanted to support.

“We are all training hard and we have set up a Just Giving page for people to sponsor us. We are planning lots of fundraising activities alongside the race, such as a bake sale, and we will also be asking our clients and suppliers to sponsor us. By supporting us you are supporting this ground-breaking research and preventing more tragedies occurring.”

In 2021, The Natalie Kate Moss Trust announced its commitment to raise £300,000 for the University of Manchester to fund the salary and running costs of a post PhD research fellow within the stroke research team at the recently launched Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre.

There is currently no successful treatment for a brain haemorrhage, making it a key focus for the Manchester Stroke Group. Manchester University’s strengths in Neuroscience research, and links with the UK’s largest clinical stroke centre, make Manchester particularly well-placed to lead the search for better treatments.

Fiona Moss, Natalie’s sister and co-founder of The Natalie Kate Moss Trust, said: “We are really pleased to have the support of the Carousel team and we are incredibly grateful to them for all their fundraising efforts.

“All the money they raise will go directly towards funding the pioneering research taking place here in Manchester, which will have a huge impact on the future of brain haemorrhage treatment, and possibly even prevention.”

Fiona added: “We still have a number of places available in this year’s Manchester Marathon and would welcome other individuals or corporate teams keen to take on either the full race or complete it as a relay. Please sign up and join The Natalie Kate Moss Team.”

To sign up to the Manchester Marathon and help fund life-changing brain haemorrhage research in Manchester, you can email the charity here. Or, to find out more information about the Trust and its work, visit The Natalie Kate Moss website.

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