Focus on fundraisers

Roy & Lesley Bircher – Barn Dance and Annual Charity Ball

“In late August I decided to hold a barn dance in aid of Epilepsy Research UK; our daughter Heather had just suffered another seizure. She has mild epilepsy and with medication leads a perfectly normal lifestyle, but every now and then a seizure occurs which upsets the equilibrium of her family life. She is a busy mother with a husband read more

Hannah Phizacklea – Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle Ride

“It all started last summer when a friend talked me into doing a 50 mile charity bike ride with her. I hadn’t ridden a bike since I was a child and at the point didn’t even have a bike! But I went ahead and did it and really enjoyed it. That gave me the inspiration to cycle from Lands End read more

Rob Dunnett – Rad am Ring. August 2009

“The “Rad am Ring” bike race is a 24 hour cycle challenge taking place at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. Rob says, “It was a lot of fun, if excruciatingly painful at moments! The course was, in fact, much hillier than I’d imagined, with huge descents followed by small climbs for the first 10km, then a 4km climb that read more

Garrey Haase – Michael James Opticians. Charity of the Year 2009

“We originally chose Epilepsy Research UK because one of our patients lost her son to epilepsy. We felt that as a professional medical team we could help to raise awareness of this condition. Throughout 2009 we have had three open days to date, to raise money for the charity, with another planned before the end of the year in October.” read more

About Her – would you like to be more involved?

What About Media are making an independent feature film called About Her. You can read more about the film here. They are generously donating a percentage of the profits to epilepsy charities, of which Epilepsy Research UK is one. The film is about to go into production and they are looking for some further investment. If you would be interested read more

Ian Mulheirn – Mongol Rally. July 2009

“Ross and I were delighted to make it to Ulan Bator. Whatever we expected when we left London on 18 July, the whole trip was a challenge in all sorts of ways and there were at least five occasions when I thought our attempt had failed. During the final week, driving across western Mongolia in a clapped-out car was a read more

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