Focus on fundraisers

Megan Rose running the Leeds 10K

Megan Rose tells us why she ran the Leeds 10K for research. “In 2016 my little sister Libby started having seizures at the age of 15. We had no family history of epilepsy or seizures it turned our world upside down and became a real learning curve for us all ! Living in the Barnsley area a lot of our read more

Cotswold 24 hour race for research

5 friends from Gloucestershire have formed a mixed relay team to complete the Cotswold 24 hour race at Cirencester Park on the 4th and 5th of August. The objective is to run as many 9km laps as possible within 24 hours and they are aiming for 27 laps which will be 243 km (152 miles). Noel Green, one of the read more

5K Park Run Challenge

Michael McGiveron is taking on a 5K Park Run challenge to support Epilepsy Research UK.  Here, he shares his story: “Growing up with epilepsy was a real struggle on myself but also my family as they were constantly worried when I would have a seizure. I was always going back and forth to Alder Hey to get tests done to read more

Running the Brighton Marathon

Annabel Dando tells us why she took on the Brighton Marathon in April 2018 for Epilepsy Research UK. “My name is Annabel Dando, I am 20 years old and one day I began to think about how my twin, Alex Dando has lived with epilepsy for about 7 years now. However, it has been a difficult journey for her, as read more

Camino de Santiago

Francesca Turauskis walked the Camino de Santiago in Summer 2017 raising money for epilepsy, here she tells her story: “I had my first tonic-clonic about 7 years ago, when I was 21. It was my last year of university. As a young woman with no history, the doctors put it down to a one-off. A year later, it was a read more

Birmingham Triathlon

Jude Sergeant took part in the Birmingham Triathlon recently raising money for Epilepsy Research UK. She’s shared her fantastic account of the event with us here; “Wow! What a whirlwind that weekend was! Setting off on Saturday we were so excited. Then came race day and the nerves really kicked in! We registered, got all our numbers, stickers and time read more

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