With the Olympics, Paralympics and more - this summer is full of the inspiration we need to get outside and get active!
Take on a sporting challenge this summer and raise vital funds for Young Epilepsy.
You can help ensure a child with epilepsy gets the support they need to overcome their fear of seizures, help them cope with anxiety and feeling stigmatised by society.
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How does it work?
Whether you're a footie fanatic, serious about swimming, or a cycling superstar, there are all sorts of activities you can do to raise vital funds to support young people with epilepsy.
It's completely free to sign up. Simply;
- Choose your challenge
- Set up your JustGiving page and we'll send you a free t shirt - children and adult sizes available!
- Share your page with friends and family to get sponsored and start your challenge!
In need of ideas? Click the get inspired link below for challenge ideas and start your summer of sport or contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your sporting challenge.
As part of Young Epilepsy’s mental health campaign, we are excited to bring you our Summer of Sport virtual challenge.
Fear of seizures, coping with facing a lifetime of medication, feeling stigmatised by society, missing out on education - all take their toll on the mental health and wellbeing of children with epilepsy.
As a result a young person with epilepsy is 4 times more likely to suffer from a mental health problem than their peers.
Young Epilepsy’s research has shown that physical activity, gaming and socialising are all vitally important to help children with epilepsy improve their mental and physical wellbeing, yet sadly many miss out on sport due to stigma, fear and anxiety.
There's more to epilepsy than seizures. Let's get on top of it. Take on a Summer of Sport challenge today!
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This is Zac's story
After being diagnosed with epilepsy in 2019, Zac decided he wanted to raise money for charity by running 8 miles at 8 years old.
Despite suffering a large seizure while training, Zac was determined to complete his challenge.
We stood at the starting line and I gave him a big hug, I was so proud of him and everything he had achieved', his dad James told us. 'He's such an inspirational boy with the most wonderful, kind, generous heart.'
'He set out to prove that he was ok. Epilepsy would not define him and he wanted to do all he could to help other little boys and girls to be ok too.'
The following year, Zac completed a 9 mile run for his ninth birthday, and has said he would like to continue running every year until he's 18!
If you have epilepsy, please speak to your epilepsy nurse or GP before taking on a sporting challenge.
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How your money can help
£25 could ensure that a young person can speak to a Young Epilepsy support worker for help with the challenges they face living with epilepsy.
£60 could pay towards a child to become safe, happy and thriving at school, and support for their family when they need it most
£125 could pay for a young person to join a Young Epilepsy support group and get the guidance they need to stop them feeling lonely, anxious or excluded from society