Focus on fundraisers

2plus3 Mixed Basketball Tournament

We were delighted to be nominated as beneficiary of the UK’s largest 2PLUS3 mixed basketball tournament, which took place on 23 June, at The Score, London, E10. A group of basketball professionals and enthusiasts organised the event in memory of their late friend Brigitte Nibourette, who unexpectedly passed away from epilepsy-related causes last November. Brigitte was a passionate baller and read more

Banks Group

Staff at property and energy firm the Banks Group have raised £3,250 after two colleagues tragically lost a loved one to the condition. The overwhelming majority of people at the north east firm chose Epilepsy Research UK to be their annual charity after the death of 32 year-old Claire Whittle from sudden unexplained death from epilepsy (SUDEP). Claire’s father Terry and read more

May the Road Rise: 5,000 mile walk

Support our intrepid walkers who are undertaking a 5,000-mile barefooted march along the coastline from Croatia to Spain in a bid to raise £1million for three charities. Barefooted walker, Nick Matthews, and friend, Chris Braun, set off on their gruelling trek on 28 February and are covering the tricky terrain of five countries in a bid to raise funds. The read more

Rugby 7’s Charity Tournament

Generous Gloucestershire raised a huge amount for Epilepsy Research UK in a charity 7s tournament at Cirencester Rugby Club. On a cold and wet Sunday, U14 squads from across the county joined the home team for an exciting day of fast-paced rugby, with Ciren As winning the trophy in a hard-fought final. We were grateful to Glos and England player, read more

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

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