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Our regular givers are not just ‘regular’, they are extraordinary.

Shine support more than 11,00 members across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and whilst we recieve some Government funding, our work in England is entirely dependant on voluntary donations.  That's why our 'regular' givers, are anything but..

Your small gift, could make a BIG difference.

By choosing to give a monthly donation, you help Shine to plan ahead, making long-term improvements for our members.

A regular gift allows us to plan for the future, because we know, day in day out, we have a steady income stream we can rely upon.

Payroll Giving - give as you earn

Payroll Giving is a great, tax-efficient option for making regular contributions to Shine. Gifts are deducted from your salary before you pay tax, which reduces your tax liability and Shine sees the benefit too.

  • For example, you’d like to give £10.00 to Shine each month. This reduces the amount of income tax you pay by £2.00 each month (or £4.00 for higher rate taxpayers), and only costs you £8 (or £6.00 for a higher rate taxpayer). Shine receives the full £10.00.

Many companies will also match your donations. To get started, talk to your employer about the Payroll Giving programme they offer, and if they don’t currently have a programme in place, why not ask them about starting one? We can help to guide you through this process; contact Liz Cook at T: 01733 555988 or E: liz.cook@shinecharity.org.uk.


Don’t forget to Gift Aid it!

Make your gift go a little further by filling in a Gift Aid declaration! With Gift Aid, for every £1 received, Shine can get an extra 25p - that’s 25% of every donation. You can download one of our Gift Aid forms here and send it to us at: 42 Park Road, Peterborough PE1 2UQ, or you can do it online right now by filling in the form here.


Regular gifts in memory

If you’d like to give regularly in memory of a loved one, let us know when you set up your regular gift. For more information about giving in memory, see here.

If you have any questions about setting up a regular gift to Shine, or if you’re already signed up but would like to update your details, please get in touch with us by T: 01733 555988 or E: 


Thank you for your support!

I'd like to start now!

You can sign up right now on our website - just click here and follow the links to give via JustGiving.

Or if you’d prefer, you can download our direct debit form here and post it to us at: 42 Park Road, Peterborough PE1 2UQ.

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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.

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Hydrocephalus may affect memory, concentration and behaviour.

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

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