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Save the Date! Hydrocephalus Awareness Week 2024

29th January 2024


Hydrocephalus Awareness Week is taking place from Monday 4th March – Sunday 10th March 2024.

We're excited for you to hear about our plans, which we'll be announcing shortly. Keep an eye out in your email inbox, and / or follow us on our socials; Facebook and X (formally Twitter), and keep your eyes peeled on our website for more information coming soon!

To find out more, continue reading:


Members meet Codman

We are very grateful that Hydrocephalus Awareness Week 2024 is sponsored by Codman. As part of the build-up to the week, we were delighted to have three Shine members join Codman staff at their team meeting to share their personal experiences of having a shunt fitted and what life is like living with Hydrocephalus.

The Codman staff said it was ‘a real privilege to hear [their} stories’. Our members felt it was a great opportunity to meet the manufacturers of the shunts they had received. David said “It was great to hear from Codman directly about how the shunts worked and their future developments - It was also great to hear other Shine members experiences, especially being diagnosed later in life and getting back to work after a period of recovery. “


Living with Hydrocephalus

#LivingWithHydrocephalus is a campaign to both celebrate and educate.

The condition means many different things to many different people - but it doesn’t define them, and we’re appealing to members to show that by sharing a photograph which gives a glimpse into the real lives of the Hydrocephalus community.

It could be something memorable or mundane, something fantastic or that frustrates you. 

Together, your photos will show the world what life really looks like for people with Hydrocephalus and help to change misconceptions.

You can send your photo to us by emailing (make sure to include a brief explanation) or you can post your image to social media during Hydrocephalus Awareness Week* using the hashtag #LivingWithHydrocephalus.

*Please note that by providing a photo you are giving Shine permission to share this image in marketing activity, including on our social media pages, throughout Hydrocephalus Awareness Week.


Hats On for Hydrocephalus

This Hydrocephalus Awareness Week, join us for 'Hats On For Hydrocephalus Day' on Friday 8th March. Taking part is easy: 

  1. On (or around) Friday 8th March 2024, ask your family, friends, colleagues or community to wear their favourite headwear.
  2. Take a picture and share your photos on social media and tag @ShineUKCharity using #HatsOnForHydrocephalus 

You can find out more about how to get involved, by clicking here.


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If you have any questions, please contact us on 01733 555988 or 

As a charity many of Shine’s services are entirely funded by the generosity of supporters, donors and fundraisers.

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