Zeus team raise money for charity by running Manchester Marathon

On Sunday 3 April, a team of Zeus employees comprising of Nick Cowles, Mike Allen, Matthew Hogg, Daniel Phillips and Matt Wong ran the Manchester Marathon to raise money for a charitable cause very important to Nick’s family. They were fundraising for FamilieSCN2A Foundation, Francis House Children’s Hospice and to fund a specialised wet room and key equipment required for Ariela, a little girl who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition (SCN2A). Ariela has Otahara syndrome, which will sadly limit her life and require 24/7 care.

As Ariela, now two and a half, grows, she requires specialised play equipment and physio, and a specialised wet room on the ground floor of her house.

Nick Cowles, Co-Head of Investment Banking at Zeus, and his wife Gemma, set a target of £25,000 to be split between Ariela’s projects and The FamiliesSCN2A and Francis House charities.

Supported by family, friends and colleagues from Zeus and St Ann’s Primary School, the team raised over £28,000. They were able to be identified by running in purple tutus.

To donate, please visit the Just Giving page.

About Francis House

Francis House offers respite care, homecare, sibling support, end-of-life care and emotional and bereavement support across Greater Manchester. They provide high levels of clinical care to the families of children and young adults with life-limited and life-threatening conditions.

Children, young people and family members are welcomed into a friendly, home from home environment. Francis House are able to offer physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual care from a dedicated multi-disciplinary care team.

Read more on the Francis House website.

About FamilieSCN2A Foundation

FamilieSCN2A Foundation is an organisation created by parents of children diagnosed with rare forms of Epilepsy and Autism as a result of a change in the SCN2A gene. The mission of the foundation is to improve the lives of those affected by SCN2A related disorders through research, public awareness, family support and patient advocacy.

FamilieSCN2A collaborate with the global scientific community to understand the function of the SCN2A gene, in order to develop effective treatments and cures for SCN2A disorders. They increase public awareness, provide support and raise money to fund their goals.

Read more on the FamilieSCN2A Foundation website.


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