Donating to Research – Thank You!

A huge thank you to all our supporters who have helped us raise funds over the last year, because of this support we were recently able to donate £2,200 to The Wellcome Trust Centre in Newcastle who carry out vital research into mitochondrial diseases.  We were so pleased to receive a thank you letter from…

Rare Disease Day 28th February 2023

We were extremely proud to join the international mitochondrial community during Rare Disease Day to not only support raising awareness about all rare diseases but also about the significant contribution that research into and understanding mitochondria does and can have on the whole rare community.  We were able to take part in a tweet storm…

Leigh Network 2022

What a year 2022 has been! A round up from Faye: We began the year with Laura Jakubowski completing her fundraising challenge. A sit down cycle which was amazing and raised much needed funds for Leigh Network. Laura sadly lost her fight to mitochondrial disease in July. She is so missed ❤️ Robyn a student…

Katie our Superstar Fundraiser

Katie Maj, who herself has mitochondrial disease, causing dystonia, mobility and balance issues, among other things, has just had her milestone birthday of 21 so decided to celebrate by taking on a mammoth challenge of exercise. Throughout the whole of October Katie has been pushing herself to her limits, swimming, trampolining, cycling, boxing, stretching, walking…

Fantastic Flea Market Fundraiser

💚🙌🏻 We had a fab day at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight on Sunday 2nd October! We raised a whopping £163! We’re so grateful to everyone who donated items, for those who bought from us, and it was great chatting to some lovely people about who Leigh Network are and why awareness about Mitochondrial disease…

Walking a Thousand Miles for Leigh Network and Sammy

Mandy explains why she has set herself a new challenge to raise funds for Leigh Network, which she started during Mitochondrial Awareness Week. Click on the video to find out more and the link to donate is below. Everyone at Leigh Network is supporting Mandy with this fantastic fundraising initiative and we hope you will…

Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness Week 13th-17th June During Loneliness Awareness Week we shared information on our social media platforms and introduced out followers to a charity called The Marmalade Trust who started the campaign in 2017. We at Leigh Network know the impact of feeling alone or lonely and this was part of the reason for Leigh…

Diabetes Awareness Week

During June Leigh Network supported Diabetes Awareness Week through sharing useful information about diabetes on our social media platforms. Some people affected by mitochondrial disease may also have the added challenge of managing diabetes. Knowledge is power and we know the importance of raising awareness about conditions like diabetes. There’s lots of information available on…