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"A sponsored walk needn’t be a gruelling 20-mile hike. Instead, get a group of friends together for a ramble through the countryside – and don’t forget to plan a stop-off for refreshment along the way!"

It's the perfect excuse for a day out in the fresh air with good company, a picnic and the knowledge that you are making a difference in the lives of individuals and families.

Organise a sponsored walk and we will support you throughout the process and provide you with sponsor forms, literature and all the assistance you need to help you raise as much as possible.

If organising your own walk seems a bit daunting then why not consider getting involved with a pre-organised event.

TrekFest 2018 (1 September) Take part in 'one of the best charity walks'. Trek the Brecon Beacons or the Peak District in one of these incredible walking challenges! Choose from 25km, 50km, 75km, or 100km distances, pitch your tent at base camp, and get ready for one amazing challenge!

Snowdon Trek (22-23 September) is the perfect challenge for all the first time trekkers out there. By taking on Wales' highest mountain you will be helping Shine to support our more than 11,000 members. Be prepared for a steady climb on a mixture of rough and well-kept pathways whilst you navigate your way up to the summit... Book directly with Global Adventure Challenges for Shine at 

Just Walk (12 May) is an exciting sponsored UK charity walk which you could take part in to raise money for Shine. This walk is open to anyone who is keen to get their walking boots on and hike for charity. You can choose either the 10km, 20km, 40km or 60km route - so there’s something for everybody. This walk offers you the chance to experience a breathtaking charity walk over the picturesque South Downs in West Sussex and generate funds for Shine.

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Did You Know?

Some babies with spina bifida are now operated on before they are born, via keyhole surgery.

Hydrocephalus can be congenital or acquired.

NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) is an excessive build-up of fluid in the head.

Hydrocephalus is a build up of excess fluid in the brain.

Some 11 - 35% of people with Intracranial Hypertension recover spontaneously.

Most babies with spina bifida undergo surgery within 48 hours of birth.

“Every effort should be made to ensure that all children are immunized, no opportunity to immunize should be missed.”

If you have spina bifida +/or hydrocephalus you should receive the same vaccinations as any others, when going abroad.

Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek "hydro" meaning water and "cephalie", meaning brain.

Some forms of hydrocephalus require no specific treatment.

Medical advice should always be sought if shunt infection is suspected.

Shunt: a device that diverts accumulated cerebro-spinal fluid around the obstructed pathways back to the bloodstream.

Possible signs of chronic shunt blockage include: fatigue, general malaise or behavioural changes.

A shunt alert card should be carried at all times by people with hydrocephalus treated by a shunt.

Possible signs of acute shunt blockage may include: visual disturbances, drowsiness and seizures.

Symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus are similar to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease or simply increasing age.

NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) occurs most often in people aged over 60.

Benign Intracranial Hypertension aka Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension affects about one or two in every 100,000 people!

Symptoms associated with raised intracranial pressure; headache, visual disturbances, photophobia, vomiting, problems with balance...

Diagnosis of Intracranial Hypertension is by scan + measurement of the CSF pressure.

Babies born prematurely are at increased risk of developing hydrocephalus.

Shine can raise money by recycling your used inkjet cartridges, toners or CDs and DVDs.

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Hydrocephalus may affect memory, concentration and behaviour.

The usual treatment for hydrocephalus is to insert a shunt into the brain.

CSF stands for cerebro-spinal fluid.

Benny Bear is a teddy with hydrocephalus who helps children understand the condition.

Shine is always looking for Marathon Runners to help with fundraising.

Spina bifida occulta is a hidden form of spina bifida.


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