Something that not many may know about the wonderful work the National Tremor Foundation do in helping & supporting people and their families with various tremors. I have an essential tremor (a strange name as I could happily do without it!), which affects both my hands. March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month. Read on for more how you can get involved – it can be as simple as putting up a poster in your local GP surgery to raise awareness.
March is National Essential Tremor Awareness (NETA) Month, and this year the NTF wants to make it bigger than ever.
Last year was the NTF’s fourth year of raising awareness for NETA Month. This year we are organising more events including an Essential Tremor Awareness Day on the 9 March in Sutton.
NETA month as it’s called in the USA was started by the IETF to raise awareness of essential tremor and has since been growing from strength to strength.
For NETA 2019 we are looking for more people to support us and raise awareness about essential tremor. This could involve talking to your loved ones about essential tremor to actively fundraising for the NTF.
How you can get involved
1) Run an awareness event
Many people will be running awareness events during March to support others and raise awareness. These are a great way to meet others and share experiences. These are low cost and can be held at a local cafe or a pub. If you are interested in running an awareness event please contact us.
The NTF relies on donations, sponsorship and contributions in order to carry out its work. Why not make a donation, today!
3) Raise awareness
We are always looking for ways to help promote the foundation and raise awareness. Download one of our free posters and social media banners here. Why not print some out and bring them down to your local GP or hospital.
4) Gift aid
If you are a UK taxpayer, you may be eligible for Gift Aid, meaning for every £1 you donate, the NTF will be able to gain another 28p.
5) Do a sports challenge
Why not do something amazing that you have always wanted to do, such as parachuting, whilst raising funds for charity. There are tons of things you could do from running a 5K to scaling Mount Snowdonia!.
Sell all your unwanted goods and eBay gives you the option to donate all or a proportion of the money to charity.
7) Get in touch your local community group
Contact your local community group and get them involved. This could be your local U3A, church or art group.
Get in touch if you would like to get involved!