Focus on fundraisers

Mark and Nick’s epic skydive for ERUK

“Oh my word, this is terrifying.” Mark and Nick Shattock were in a plane, thousands of feet up in the sky, being edged towards the open door by their skydiving instructors. Understandably, they were terrified, but they couldn’t back out now… This was the pairs’ first skydive and their first big charity fundraiser. Mark and Nick felt they needed to read more

Oscar’s Fun Day for ERUK!

  “For the first time in his life, Oscar’s epilepsy became a positive thing; not just something that involved hospitals, doctors, tests and emotionally tough times.” Our little boy was diagnosed with focal epilepsy in December 2017 after having regular seizures. Epilepsy is a hidden disability that can affect many aspects of a person’s life, and the lives of their read more

Countdown to the Run of a Lifetime – a Mum’s perspective

My son’s outlook on life changed in October 2018 when the exciting message came through from Epilepsy Research UK: he had been offered a place in the London Marathon. Recently graduated and now working for a pharmaceutical company in Hertfordshire, the focus on the charity and his fitness gave Marcus a new approach to life. For us, his family, life read more

Kaye’s Sponsored Walk in memory of Emily O’Dell

Kaye Wayman has been fundraising in memory of her best friend Emily O’Dell and this year organised a 9 mile sponsored walk to raise funds for Epilepsy Research UK. She tells her fundraising story here: “This year was my third year fundraising for my best friend Emily. Emily was expecting her first child when we lost her to epilepsy & read more

Diary – Everest Base Camp Trek

Nathan & Simon trekked to Everest Base Camp in – October 2018. They took a decision early on to fund the trip themselves, which is no mean feat in itself, so that everything raised would go to their chosen charities.  What an amazing adventure! Captured here by Nathan with some stunning photos, we hope you enjoy reading about their trek as read more

A successful squash event!

Rachel McMunn and boyfriend Josh Inman staged a successful squash fundraiser at Horncastle Squash Club in September in aid of Epilepsy Research UK. Rachel was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy earlier this year. Since then, Rachel has wanted to raise funds to boost research and to raise awareness about epilepsy. Supported by Josh – one of the county’s top read more

Page 1 of 2012345...1020...Last »