Focus on fundraisers

Climbing Kilimanjaro for research

Chris Scoffield has just returned from scaling Mount Kilimanjaro with his brother-in-law Nathan Conduit. Kilimanjaro is one of the toughest treks in the world and the tallest free standing mountain on the planet standing at 5895m. Chris tells us about his exciting adventure below. “I have just returned from trekking up mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Epilepsy Research UK and read more


Keith Wisdom has been a long standing supporter of the Ellen Mezzetti Memorial Fund, and on 12 September organised an English Channel rowing machine challenge outside his local supermarket. Keith and a group of friends in Cromer, Norfolk spent the day on two rowing machines, each contributing their efforts towards rowing the length of the Channel, incredibly – they managed read more

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

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