Focus on fundraisers

Team Phoebe – Lebanon Mountain Trail

David Moran, Bassam Haidar, Kate Biard and Brian and Sylvie Fredrick walked almost half of the Lebanon Mountain Trail in April 2010, to raise money for Epilepsy Research UK. David says, ‘The trek was an amazing experience – tough at times, but pretty much always enjoyable. Living conditions were quite primitive in the villages that we stayed in – especially read more

John O’Groats to Lands End Cycle

In June Dave Horner, Adam Humphreys and Sean Whiting took part in an organised ride from John O’Groats to Lands End (a distance of just over 1000 miles), which took place over nine days. The ride was Dave’s idea, after he spotted ‘Ride Across Britain’ advertised in the national press. Having little cycling experience to date, he persuaded his brother-in-law, read more


In March a group of charity supporters led by John, Rik and Phil Waind planned to trek to Everest Base Camp, to raise money and awareness for Epilepsy Research UK. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to go to Everest Base Camp, but had to switch to Annapurna instead. John says, “It was initially disappointing to have to switch the trek to read more

London to Paris Cycle Ride

Steph Scott from Aberdeen decided in January to sign up for the London to Paris cycle challenge. Not being much of a cyclist it took 20 weeks of training to get to the right level of fitness, and in doing so she clocked up over 1300 miles during the worst winter and spring in the northeast of Scotland. But on read more

Fiona Wackett Memorial Fund Ball

Sophie Obermajer-Navratil, 26, lost her close friend Fiona Wackett to epilepsy in August 2008 and has been fundraising tirelessly for Epilepsy Research UK ever since. Fundraisers spearheaded by Sophie and friends and family have included the creation of Fi’s own cocktail Heaven Sent in November 2008 at the Lavish Lounge in Weybridge, and a 5K run in Epsom. In August read more

World Record attempt in Everest to support Epilepsy Research UK

In March, a group of charity supporters are trekking to Kala Patthar, 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) below Mt Everest on the Nepalese side, en route to Base Camp, to raise money and awareness for Epilepsy Research UK. The Team are supporting the charity in memory of Jean Waind, who sadly passed away from SUDEP in January 2009. The Prayer Flag read more

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