Focus on fundraisers

20th Anniversary Gala Ball

Over 150 people joined Epilepsy Research UK as we hosted our inaugural Gala Ball on 15 October 2011 to mark the 20th anniversary of the charity. Taking place at The Grange St Paul’s Hotel in the heart of London, guests enjoyed a memorable evening of champagne, food, music and dancing, with live music provided from the fabulous Sarah Ellen Hughes read more

George Moss’ Atacama Crossing

Epilepsy Research UK supporter, George Moss, has recently returned from the Atacama Crossing, raising just under £8,000 (with Gift Aid) in support of our work. George tells his story here. “For many years I had wondered what it would take to do an ultramarathon. A race in conditions so extreme that your training is always going to leave you short; read more

Coffee Morning in memory of Lee Johnson

Shelley Wilson recently organised a Sunday morning coffee and cake event at her house in Solihull, West Midlands. The event was organised in memory of Shelley’s cousin, Lee Johnson, 24, who passed away on Sunday 12 December 2010. Shelley says, ‘It was standing room only as 55 people took part. Steaming mugs of coffee, a HUGE assortment of cakes and read more

Coast 2 Coast Bike Ride

Rob Kelley and work colleagues recently cycled the Coast 2 Coast Bike Ride, from Whitehaven to Sunderland, for the second year running in support of our work. Rob says, “As I have a beautiful six- year-old granddaughter who suffers from epilepsy these were ideal opportunities to fundraise for research into this very debilitating condition. The first time we cycled the read more

Andrew Martin’s John O’Groats to Lands End Cycle Ride

This 8 day challenge saw Andrew Martin and Richie head off from John O’Groats. This is an account of their trip. Strong head and cross winds with a little rain, it was miserable at the start and we were glad to get off to warm up! The first big hill saw both of us making it up Berridale hill on read more

Simon Watson and Nigel Wilson cycle from London to Paris for Epilepsy Research UK

Simon Watson recounts memories of the London to Paris Cycle Ride. “We set off in groups on our way to Dover, with Coquelles, near Calais, our day one destination. The pace was quick as adrenalin pushed us on out of London and into the rolling countryside of Kent. During my three months and 1,600 miles of training I had suffered read more

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