King’s Coronation

Coffee, Cakes, and Quiche, for the King’s Coronation

Turning Your King’s Coronation Celebrations into a Fundraising Opportunity

Are you excited about celebrating King’s Coronation with your friends, family, and neighbours? How about adding a charitable twist to your festivities by turning them into an opportunity to raise awareness and funds?

1. Introducing the Concept

Before delving into the specific ideas, it’s essential to introduce the concept of fundraising and why it’s crucial. Explaining how charitable donations and contributions can help make a difference in people’s lives can encourage your guests to get involved and contribute to the cause.

2. Choosing a Cause

Selecting a cause that aligns with your values and resonates with your guests is crucial.  Supports TNA  health, support and research.

3. Donations Instead of Gifts

Instead of bringing gifts to the celebration, guests can donate to TNA UK. Encouraging your guests to contribute to the cause instead of bringing gifts can make a significant impact on the success of the fundraiser.

4. Cake and Bake Sale

King's Coronation
King’s Coronation

What’s a celebration without cake and pastries? Why not turn your love for cakes and bakes into an opportunity to raise funds?  You can set up a cake and bake sale booth at the celebration and invite your guests to indulge in some sweet treats.

5. Charity Auction at the King’s Coronation

A charity auction can add a touch of excitement and thrill to the celebration while also raising funds for charity. Guests can bid on various items, such as artwork, jewellery, or collectables, and the proceeds can go to the TNA-UK.

6. Raffle

A raffle can be an excellent way to raise funds for charity while also providing guests with a chance to win exciting prizes. You can sell raffle tickets to guests, and the winner can take home a coveted prize while also contributing to the cause.

7. Games and Activities

Adding games and activities to the celebration can make it more engaging and interactive while also raising funds for TNA. You can set up a carnival-style game booth or host a charity sports tournament where participants can donate to the cause to participate.

8. Social Media Campaign

Leveraging the power of social media can help raise awareness about the cause and encourage more people to contribute to the fundraiser. You can create a social media campaign and share posts, stories, and updates about the fundraiser,

9. Donation Matching

Donation matching can help double the impact of the fundraiser. You can reach out to corporate sponsors or high-net-worth individuals and request them to match the donations made by your guests.

10. Volunteer Opportunities

Providing your guests with opportunities to volunteer for TNA UK. This can help deepen their engagement and commitment to the cause. You can share information about volunteering opportunities and encourage your guests to get involved.

11. Thank You Notes

Thanking your guests for their contributions and support can help show your appreciation and also encourage them to participate in future fundraising events. Sending personalised thank you notes or messages to each guest This can help make them feel valued and connected to the cause.

12. Tracking Progress

Keeping track of the funds raised and the impact they are making can help motivate your guests and encourage them to contribute more. Sharing updates and progress reports on the fundraiser and the cause can help demonstrate the impact of their contributions

TNA London Marathon Runner

TNA London Marathon Runner


Supporting TN and Facial Pain Sufferers TNA London Marathon Runner.

A Call to Donate to TNA London Marathon Runner  Honor of Gerwyn Tumelty’s London Marathon Run.

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), also known as the “suicide disease,” is a debilitating condition characterized by severe facial pain that can be triggered by even the slightest touch or movement. It affects the trigeminal nerve. Which is responsible for transmitting sensory information from the face to the brain. TN can be excruciatingly painful. Often described as sharp, stabbing, or electric shock-like sensations that can last for seconds to minutes and can have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life.

Gerwyn Tumelty, a brave individual who suffered from TN from 2017 to 2019, has remarkably recovered after undergoing microvascular decompression surgery MVD  in 2019.

Despite his challenges,

Gerwyn is now running the London Marathon, one of the most gruelling races in the world. This incredible feat deserves recognition and support from the wider public.  Not only for Gerwyn’s personal achievement but also to raise awareness and funds for TN and facial pain sufferers.

The London Marathon is no ordinary race. It demands physical endurance, mental strength, and unwavering determination. For someone who has experienced the excruciating pain of TN.


The wind in the air, a simple touch, or a slight movement can trigger unbearable agony. Many TN and facial pain sufferers cannot step outside, let alone participate in a marathon. Gerwyn’s dedication to overcoming his pain and completing this challenging race is truly inspiring.

TNA London Marathon Runner also needs to highlight the importance of supporting organizations like TNA UK.

TNA UK is a charity that provides invaluable support to those affected by TN and facial pain, offering information, resources, and advocacy for patients, as well as funding research and raising awareness about this debilitating condition.

Donations to TNA UK go directly towards supporting individuals like Gerwyn and other TN sufferers, coping with the physical and emotional toll of TN, and raising awareness about this often misunderstood condition.

Supporting TNA UK

Donating in honour of Gerwyn’s London Marathon run is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of TN and facial pain sufferers. Your donation can provide hope and support to those struggling with this chronic pain condition,. Helping them find relief. Connect with others who understand their experiences, and raise awareness about TN in the wider public. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, can have a significant impact and make a meaningful difference.

If you are moved by Gerwyn’s story

and want to support TN and facial pain sufferers. I encourage you to donate to TNA UK. Your donation can help provide vital support and resources.  To those affected by TN and contribute to ongoing research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for this debilitating condition.

Your generosity can make a real difference in the lives of individuals who have faced immense challenges but continue to persevere.

Let us come together as a community and support Gerwyn’s London Marathon run, and the broader cause of TN and facial pain awareness and support.

Your donation

Cn bring hope and relief to those who are suffering and contribute to a brighter future for TN sufferers.

Please consider donating to TNA UK today and join us in honouring Gerwyn’s incredible journey and supporting those who are affected by this devastating condition.

Together, we can make a meaningful impact and improve the lives of TN and facial pain sufferers.

Cheer him on:

If you’re in London on marathon day, consider joining the crowds along the route and cheering Gerwyn and other runners on. Your enthusiastic support can boost their morale and help them stay motivated throughout the race. Even if you’re not in London, you can send messages of encouragement through social media or other means to show your support and motivate Gerwyn to keep pushing forward.


Supporting a marathon runner

Like Gerwyn Tumelty goes beyond just donating money. Cheering him on, donating to his fundraising page, sharing his story, offering practical help, and providing emotional support are all valuable ways to show your encouragement and help him reach his goal. By supporting Gerwyn’s London Marathon run and raising awareness for TN and facial pain. You can contribute to a larger cause by helping those who are suffering from this debilitating condition.

Let’s come together to support any runners and make a meaningful impact in the lives of TN and facial pain sufferers

Fergus runs the Edinburgh Marathon!

Fundraising for Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK

Event: Edinburgh Marathon 2023, on May 28, 2023, Start fundraising for this event


Fergus Morgan Story

“Last October, my grandma Margaret Parkinson died, a few days after her 92nd birthday. I loved her very much.

She was a wonderful grandma and a very active woman for most of her life. She loved going for long walks, particularly with her friends and family, and particularly in her native Yorkshire.

For the last few years of her life, though, she suffered from trigeminal neuralgia. aAchronic illness that affects nerves in the face, causing sharp, debilitating pain.

The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association is a charity dedicated to supporting those with trigeminal neuralgia, raising awareness of the condition, and working towards solutions to it.

On May 28th, I am going to run the Edinburgh Marathon in memory of my grandma and to raise money for the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association.

This will be my first – and probably last! – marathon, and I’d be very grateful for any donations you can make to this worthwhile cause.





fergus morgan
fergus morgan

Practical things you can do


Every Little helps

Remember, every contribution, big or small, makes a difference in supporting TNA’s cause and helping those suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain.


TNA London Marathon Runner’s participation in the London Marathon is significant. It raises awareness about these conditions and the challenges faced by individuals who suffer from them. Running a marathon requires immense physical and mental endurance.

As does Fergus Morgan running the Edinburgh Marathon!

The TNA runner’s commitment to completing the race despite the challenges is commendable. It also highlights the urgency to support fundraising efforts for TNA. As the association relies on donations to continue providing essential services to its members.

The Importance of Support

I recently had the privilege of meeting with the members of our Irish family through a virtual Zoom meeting. The experience was truly eye-opening, and it highlighted the importance of face-to-face meetings and the significance of sharing experiences and best practices among the members of our community.

Compassion, Caring, and Sharing among Members  The Zoom meeting with our Irish members was an emotional experience that left a lasting impression on me. The level of compassion, caring, and sharing among the members of the group was truly heartwarming. It was clear that everyone in the group understood the challenges of living with trigeminal neuralgia, and there was a sense of camaraderie and support that only comes from being a part of a community that truly understands what you are going through.

The Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings  While virtual meetings are great for connecting with people from around the world, there is no substitute for meeting in person. The importance of face-to-face meetings was clearly highlighted during our virtual meeting with our Irish members. The members of the group expressed how meeting in person would be essential to ensure that there is the correct support and ability to work together to alleviate isolation and loneliness. It was clear that meeting in person would help the members of our community develop deeper connections, friendships, and a network of support, encouragement, and help. The Importance of Support for anyone with TN is vital.

The Humbling Offer of the Members. At the end of the Zoom meeting, I was incredibly humbled by the offer of the members to formulate their own support group and meet in person with someone taking the lead. This offer highlighted the strength of our community and the willingness of members to help and support each other. Despite the sadness of trigeminal neuralgia crossing the ages, occupations, and backgrounds of its members, together we stand stronger and closer by supporting and helping each other.

Empathy and Encouragement As one member of the group said, “It is people with TN that understand what we go through. Friends and family try, but they can never really understand the amount of pain that we have.” I can completely empathise with that statement, and I feel very encouraged by the strength and resilience of our community. I look forward to meeting the members in Ireland in person over the next few months. To continue to develop the friendships and network of support that are so important in helping us cope with the challenges of living with trigeminal neuralgia.

Meeting with our Irish members of the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association was a powerful reminder of the importance of face-to-face meetings and the value of a supportive community. The experience left me feeling inspired and encouraged, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a compassionate and caring community. If you know of any venues that would be suitable for us to meet in person, please let us know so we can start to arrange face-to-face meetings and continue to develop the support and network of encouragement and help that our community provides. The importance of Support and friendship is an important part of our work at TNA-UK.