Jack raises funds and epilepsy awareness
We want to give a big thank you to Jack Bulmer, who raised £120 selling Young Epilepsy wristbands at his local Cubs group.
I wanted to raise money because my little sister has epilepsy and I want to help to stop it and raise awareness.
Jack and his family will be supporting Young Epilepsy again by taking part in Purple Walk on 8 May. You could join us!
Helen goes hairless for epilepsy awareness
Congratulations to Helen Stephens for raising over £4,000, which still continues to rise!
Helen has had epilepsy since birth and was only officially diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 23. On her JustGiving page she explains the importance of raising awareness.
Please congratulate and support Helens fundraising efforts by donating to her
Emma conquers the Great South Run
We want to say a huge congratulations to Emma for taking part in the gruelling Great South Run.
This is such a huge achievement and we are so grateful to Emma for raising over £300 for Young Epilepsy.
A fantastic duo
We want to thank Jason and Jillie Slope for committing themselves to take on between them over 10 challenging events from runs to triathlons beginning September until December 2015!
So far they have got off onto to a great start taking part in the NUTS challenge, the Colour Obstacle Rush and Jason has completed his first ever triathlon in just over 1 hour and 32 minutes! Amazing!
They have set themselves a target of £1000 and we’re certain they will smash it, just like their challenges!
You can help them achieve their target:
John Lewis community matters scheme
We want to thank John Lewis in Exeter for choosing Young Epilepsy as part of their community matters scheme, raising an incredible £930. We also want to thank those who voted for us to benefit from this amazing donation and to our brilliant volunteer David Ord from Hyder Consulting who collected the cheque on our behalf looking very smart in his purple shirt.
A huge thank you to Amy, Tony and their daughter Louise who ran their way through 5km of bursts of paint at the Colour Obstacle Rush and raised an impressive £450 for Young Epilepsy.
Owen Thurston hosts successful Purple Party
We would like to say a huge thank you to Young Epilepsy’s Inspirational Champion Owen Thurston for organising a fabulous Purple Party and raising over £4,000 for Young Epilepsy.
Owen worked tirelessly to organise a wonderful evening to kick off National Epilepsy Week 2015. There was music, dancing, a raffle, auction and scrumptious food to enjoy. We know how much work went into organising such an event and are so grateful to Owen and his family for their hard work. We are so pleased all their hard work paid off and everyone had such a great time raising a phenomenal amount of money to support young people living with epilepsy.
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Taking the purple plunge!
A huge thank you to our skydivers, Rebecca Turnbull, Monika Skrzypczak, Louise Martin, Sasha Ghansam and Georgia Donovan who took the plunge in purple and together raised over £4,000 for Young Epilepsy. Well done to the women for braving the huge 10,000ft drop, don’t forget to tick that off your bucket lists!
Amy Sanders turns the Spinnaker Tower Purple
Amy is one determined 12 year old who always draws on the positives of living with epilepsy by raising awareness of the condition, and this Purple Day was no exception. On Purple Day, Amy was a very busy girl; she gave a presentation on stigma associated with epilepsy at her school, encouraged friends and family to donate to Young Epilepsy, with donations all the way from Down Under, and last but not least Amy turned Portsmouth Purple.
Amy convinced the Spinnaker Tower to light up purple for the international epilepsy awareness day with friends and family who even included the tower in their #PurpleSelfie. Amy’s efforts raised over £1,600 and we’re certain she isn’t finished yet!
Young Epilepsy would like to say a huge thank you and well done to Amy Sanders for making Purple Day so amazing, we think Spinnaker Tower pulled purple off really well.
We are very pleased to announce that Sam Furlonger will be taking part in a Tough Mudder on 3 May 2015 to help raise money for Young Epilepsy.
The reason I am doing it is because this has affected one of my very good friends. My overall goal is to raise £1,200 which would work out at £100 a mile (the course being 12 miles long).
I am currently around 30% of the way there and Fidelity, (the company I work for), have agreed to match whatever I get via Just Giving. So even £600 would be enough.
Help Sam on his jouney along the muddy route… We think this is a magnificent way to raise money… To help Sam reach his goal of raising £1,200 please click on the link below to donate.
Good luck Sam!
Great South Run
Huge thank you to Dave, Minh and Nick who took part in the Great South Run in aid of Young Epilepsy.
They all completed the gruelling course in fantastic time and had a great time taking part. We are so grateful to them for taking part and raising a wonderful amount of money to help young people living with epilepsy.
Worthing Golf Club chooses Young Epilepsy as Charity of the Year
We are thrilled that Worthing Golf Club’s captain Brian Hooker has chosen Young Epilepsy as his Charity of the Year.
They recently held their annual Am-Am tournament as part of captain’s week, where every event held raises funds for Young Epilepsy. The sun shone and more than 130 golfers turned out to take part in the prestigious 36 hole tournament. Pictured here are the winning team of four; Gareth Halford, Ollie Beech, Chris Tolman and Dave Tulley who took on the scenic upper and challenging lower championship course. Presenting the trophy is Club Captain Brian Hooker.
We are excited to say they raised more than £4,500 for Young Epilepsy on the day. Thanks to everyone who took part and made this donation possible and a special thanks to Brian Hooker for choosing Young Epilepsy as his Charity of the Year.
Eggcelent donation for Horley LionsWe would like to say a huge thank you to the Horley Lions for their wonderful donation of £2,500 raised from their Easter egg raffle. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Titsey and DistrictWe would like to say a big thank you to the Rotary Club of Titsey and District for organising the wonderful event; Auction of Promises in aid of Young Epilepsy.
It was a fun evening full of food, drinks and a busy auction with fantastic prizes.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the event but in particular to David Hodges, the President Alan Wellman and Club Secretary Brian Le Masurier who are pictured here presenting the wonderful donation of £3,000 raised to our Director of Development Lisa Farmer.
Purple Walk 2014Thank you so very much to everyone who took part in this year's first ever Purple Walk!
The day was a great success with over 100 people walking the route around the beautiful Loseley Park in Guildford. So far they have raised over £7,000 with more to come - a fantastic achievement!
One of those who took park was Peter Quantick, a Technical Records Manager at Orange Aero in Crawley, who has limited mobility.
But rather than taking part in our wheelchair friendly route, he decided he wanted to take part in the 8.7km route that lead over field and paths around the Park and the Surrey Hills.
Peter put together a team of six volunteers who would help him complete the route and here they are pushing Peter to the very end. They completed the walk in 1.5 hours and have raised over £800! There is still time to support them: justgiving.com/peter-quantick. A huge well done to them all!
Manor Royal to Milan 2014 Charity ChallengeThis May saw 32 business professionals from across the Gatwick Diamond come together to drive from Manor Royal to Milan and raise over £9,000 for local charities.
Starting from the Arora Hotel in Crawley, seven cars which were provided by Europcar full of 32 business professionals all in fancy dress from Creative Pod, Elekta, Extech, Gatwick Diamond Business, Clearwater People Solutions, Club Class Chauffer’s, Transvalair, Acumen Business Law, Computer Eyez and Permanent Solutions.
All headed towards the Alps against partners from local leading accountants, Reeves who had to do the entire journey on public transport.
There was an optimum journey time of 12 hours and 53 minutes matched with a shopping list of items, which gave you bonus time such as a French tart or a team photo with the Italian Police. The team closest to the optimum time was Extech, based in Haywards Heath.
In its second year, this year’s charity challenge has been organised by Gatwick Diamond Business and award winning local design and marketing agency Creative Pod.
We are so grateful to everyone who took part in this challenge and everyone who has already sponsored the teams.
The Big PushHuge congratulations to the Hayward’s for completing a 21 mile wheelchair push and raising over £1,000 for Young Epilepsy and CLIC Sargent.
When Young Epilepsy Student Support Worker Trica Hayward’s son David was diagnosed with cancer they had to make frequent trips from their home in Crawley to the Royal Marsden to receive treatment.
Following the fantastic news that the treatment had been successful they decided to mark their final trip from Crawley to the Royal Marsden by organising a fundraising wheelchair push to raise money for Young Epilepsy and CLIC Sargent who supported them through a very hard time.
This 21 mile fancy dress wheelchair push took 13 hours but they really enjoyed it and are pleased to have raised so much money. We are so grateful to everyone who took part in ‘The Big Push’ and in particular Trica Hayward for all her hard work making this event so successful.
Brighton Marathon - Team Young Epilepsy!Congratulations to all of our fantastic runners who took part in the Brighton Marathon 2014.
All of our runners completed the gruelling 26 mile course. We would like to say a big thank you to Team Young Epilepsy for their commitment and dedication and for all their hard work fundraising, together they are set to raise over £4,000!
Super Skydivers!On the 30 March Young Epilepsy held their first ever Skydive Day.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our brave Young Epilepsy Skydivers – Steve Abey, Kayley Mo, Teodora Banci, Ciaran Goddard, Dan Mitchell, Michael McAloren, Tim Bealey, David Webber, Steve White and Danny Ashdown for taking on the challenge of jumping 10,000ft from a plane.
Together they have raised over £10,000! Amazing!
Back to the TrenchesMassive thank you to Young Epilepsy Student Support Workers Andrew Lewis, David Chandler, Jaya McFarland, Oliver White, Stephanie Lewis, Joss Philipps and Dan Youngs for completing Back to the Trenches - a 10k run through mud, fire and a few electrocutions!
They have raised over £2,000 which is far more than they expected and look forward to spending the money to take the students away.
They had a fantastic time taking on the challenge and can’t wait for the next one!
We want to say a huge thank you to Imberhorne School!Imberhorne School have been fantastic long standing supporters of Young Epilepsy but this year they took their support even further.
Imberhorne School ran a competition for students to design a badge for Young Epilepsy that incorporated our logo’s star. There was a fantastic response from students and after much deliberation Chloe Higham’s design was announced as the winner.
Imberhorne then took Chloe’s design and made the badge a reality and have produced 2,000 badges to sell and raise money for Young Epilepsy. Many of the badges have already been snapped up by staff and students and many others have been sold by the students to the local community.
To date the badges have raised almost £2,000!
We are so grateful to Chloe and everyone at Imberhorne School for making these fantastic badges and raising so much money for Young Epilepsy.