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‘Go Yellow’ for Shine to increase awareness and raise vital funds to support the Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida communities.  

7th June 2024  Go Yellow for Shine

Shine supports thousands of adults living with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

7th May Supporting Adults

Folic acid supplementation is proven to reduce the chances of neural tube defects by up to 70%. Shine’s Folic for Life programme focuses on raising awareness of the benefits of introducing and encouraging the habitual supplementation of folic acid into daily routines.  

8th April  Folic for Life Balloon Race

Hydrocephalus, a build-up of fluid on the brain, can develop at any time in anyone’s life. It can have a range of physical and cognitive effects, including issues with reasoning, short-term memory, language, visual problems and early puberty in children.  

4th March 2024 hydrocephalus awareness

Shine’s work with teens focuses on promoting understanding that looking after themselves can help to prevent life-threatening health complications as they get older.    


February 9th 2024 Teenage Support Balloon Race

Parents and carers of babies, children and adults with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and associated conditions hold a vital role in the lives of our members.

Parents and Carers Support Balloon Race. 5th January 2024

Anencephaly is the most severe of a group of conditions known as Neural Tube Defects (NTDs). It happens in about 1 in 2,000 pregnancies in the UK and occurs during the first 28 days of pregnancy. Anencephaly sadley is always fatal. 

Anencephaly Awareness Balloon Race

Shine’s aim is to engage, empower and enable all our members to have better lives by helping them to share with others their personal experiences of life with spina bifida

16th October 2023 Spina Bifida Awareness Week Race

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September 2023

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We are launching a staff virtual balloon race as part of the September residential. We want you to experience this fantastic fundraising activity. 

2023 Staff Residential Balloon Race 5th September