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Give as you Shop

You mean I can fundraise for Shine while I'm doing the shopping? Yes!

Whether you're doing your weekly grocery shop, or buying birthday or Christmas presents, when you shop online with Easyfundraising or Give As You Live, you can choose to add a little donation to every order placed. How easy is that!

There are thousands of top retailers taking part in this super-simple initiative. Just sign-up, shop and fundraise for a great cause!

  1. Want to know more? Ask the fundraising team: contact us

Easyfundraising is a way to raise money for Shine, simply by shopping online. Shop with over 2,700 top retailers, and choose from over 55,000 good causes.

Visit: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/shine

Give as you Live works with 3,487 leading stores that have signed up to donate a commission on every online purchase to the charity of your choice. This commission is already included in the price of what you’re buying, so you can support your favourite cause, at no extra cost to you.

Visit: www.everyclick.com/shine

YELLOW MOON offers charities the chance to raise funds all year round without the usual hard work. That means no admin, no selling, no delivering and no collecting money because YELLOW MOON does all that for them. 

Arts, crafts, toys and games that all the family will enjoy. Use the code WSH13625 at the checkout and raise funds for Shine with up to 20% on everything you buy! Visit the website!

Visit: www.yellowmoon.org.uk

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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.

Para-athletes with spina bifida and hydrocephalus compete in sports ranging from cycling to dressage.

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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