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 route the weather was very hot and a few of the lads suffered from sunburn. We managed to raise £1,567 last year. This year we had strong winds and rain, which made the mountain conditions very difficult to negotiate. We were very glad of our overnight stops in Greystokes and Nenthead, where we could have a well earned hot shower and a good meal. This year we raised £1,166 for epilepsy research.

Unless you have a loved one who suffers from epilepsy, you don’t really understand what they and their families have to cope with; so we hope we can contribute just a little to help towards finding a cure.”