Our amazing supporters! 2011
Furzefield Primary School fundraise for Young Epilepsy
Furzefield Primary School has kindly fundraised for Young Epilepsy over the festive season and raised an incredible £435.92. The school held various events such as a Christmas Fayre but it was the choir who raised most money by singing outside Tescos and at a lights switch on ceremony.
Huge thank you to Nina and Sian and all at Furzefield Primary School for fundraising for Young Epilepsy.
Lady Howard attends Young Epilepsy fundraiser
Guests at a recently held fundraising lunch were treated to a special appearance by guest speaker and Young Epilepsy Vice President, Lady Sandra Howard, helping raise over £3,500 for our charity.
Sponsored by ARCIS Capital, 66 supporters joined us at the Clink Restaurant in HM Prison High Down. Guests were treated to a delicious lunch prepared and served by prisoners working and training in the restaurant, while Lady Howard spoke of her amazing life as a model, politician’s wife and author.
All money raised on the day will contribute to creating better futures for young lives with epilepsy. We would like to thank ARCIS Capital once again for generously sponsoring the event.
The Snowdon Challenge
On 24 September Kathryn Harrison-Haynes and her team set out to climb Mount Snowdon in aid of Young Epilepsy. Despite the terrible wind and continuous rain they climbed the Pyg track which is classed as the most challenging of all the climbs of Snowdon. They were only one kilometre from the summit when one of the team became too ill to continue. They were taken to Mountain Rescue where he was checked over by the doctor and advised to go to casualty due to dehydration. They were disappointed not to complete the climb but the safety of their friend was far more important.
Kathryn decided to go back and complete the Snowdon challenge at the end of October with her family. It was a far less dramatic climb with the weather being a lot kinder and no casualties. Kathryn climbed to the summit and said the scenery was absolutely fantastic and raised £780 for Young Epilepsy in the process.
The 2011 Young Epilepsy Golf Classic
Over 76 golfers had an excellent day on the course at the beautiful West Byfleet Golf Club and helped us raise over £15,000.
Our thanks go to the Trustee Asset Management Ltd and our other fantastic sponsors (too numerous to mention), as well as the kind and generous hospitality of the West Byfleet Golf Club.
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Conquering Ben Nevis
Oliver and his mum Paula are fantastic supporters of Young Epilepsy and for a number of years Oliver has generously asked for donations to Young Epilepsy instead of presents.
This year they decided to take on Ben Nevis! On the 20 August they scaled Ben Nevis having a fantastic time and raising an incredible £500 in sponsorship!
Well done and thank you so much!
Going Green for Young Epilepsy!
Paul Payne has kindly dyed his hair an extremely vibrant green to raise money for Young Epilepsy. Paul can be seen pictured here with Denise Taylor (on left) who nominated him, together with friends from Purley. Paul has raised £180 for Young Epilepsy and we would like to thank him so much and thank everyone who sponsored him. Let’s hope it washes out soon!
Purple Plunge is a fundraising high for Young Epilepsy
Purple Plunge dived into action on Sunday 10 July! The abseil took place in bright sunshine and lots of brave supporters
took the Plungeand abseiled 80 feet from the top of the busy Galleria Shopping Centre in Hatfield.
Joining the many Young Epilepsy supporters were the fantastic Spiderman and Spiderwoman, AKA Emma Dalrymple and her father Paul, who have formed the first Young Epilepsy Fundraising Group in Welwyn and have raised more than £1,000 between them! Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn and Hatfield (pictured left) and local journalist Gemma Angell also scaled the walls in support of the 60,000 children and young people with epilepsy to the sounds of whooping and clapping 80 feet below!
A group of students from Young Epilepsy’s Further Education College joined us to enjoy the music and games and were a fantastic support to their Support Worker, Larry Draper (pictured right), who faced his fear and successfully abseiled to the bottom to the delight of the students watching on.
A big thank you to everyone who took part, volunteered their time and helped make the Plunge a fantastic day for the Young Epilepsy! Everyone had a wonderful time and we look forward to being able to announce the total raised.
Two triathalons for Young Epilepsy
Jason Hanks has completed two triathlons and in the process raised £320 for Young Epilepsy. Jason works for RSA who are fantastic supporters of Young Epilepsy and we are really grateful to Jason for taking on this impressive challenge and raising so much money for us.
Whilst at a friends party Steve Everett on the spur of the moment decided to donate his hair to the Young Epilepsy. After having long hair for ten years Steve decided to shave his hair off in return for donations to the Young Epilepsy. Steve has currently raised an amazing £1,100 and is expecting more donations to come. Big thank you to Steve and to everyone who has sponsored him.
Nightrider 2011 update
On 12 June, four of our support workers; Lonan Jenkins, Michael Joyce, Davinder Ghuman and Will Devereux took part in a 100KM or 60 mile cycle through London.
The boys set off at 11.30PM from Crystal Palace and the circular route took them around London’s most famous sights.
They all finished between 8.30 and 8.50am, very sore and pretty tired!
A BIG well done to them all for taking on this huge challenge.
London City 10 mile walk
Some of our fantastic staff and students braved the cold and wet weather on Sunday 12 June to walk 10 miles along the river thames to raise money for Young Epilepsy.
It was a miserable day but it was a great achievement for everyone to walk that incredible distance, especially in those conditions!
Virgin London Marathon 2011 update
What some of our marathon runners had to say about their experiences on the day.
It was such a great day and we are so proud of the boys, how they ran and how much money they ended up raising for Young Epilepsy. It really was inspirational and rippled out to so many people. It was actually James' 10th birthday on the same day, so it all felt extra special, especially as were relieved when he made his first birthday and didn't know the outcome, so to celebrate his 10th in this way was great.Angela Coward.
I had a brilliant day! The crowd really encourage you and kindly hand out sweets and pieces of fruit.Lisa Herlihy.
Had a great race - finished in 2 hours 50 minutes - admittedly legs were pretty sore so I couldn’t walk around that much afterwards but so proud to have run in aid of Young Epilepsy. I got interviewed at the finish line so gave you guys a mention!Mike Harris.
We all had a fantastic day running for such a worthy charity – although we were all exhausted we had a wonderful experience. Our fundraising is still going well, and once all pledges are in we should meet/exceed our target of £15K comfortably.Peter Gray on behalf all the runners from Compass Chambers.
Young Epilepsy had 11 runners who all completed the course and had a fantastic time.
- Peter Gray
- Amber Galbraith
- Steve Love
- Malcom McGregor
- Kim Venner
- Brent Smith
- Mike Harris
- Kahia Corderio
- Lisa Herlihy
- Jon Coward
- Mark Coward
The total raised from the London Marathon currently stands at £34K, however we are positive this will increase to £40K very soon.
To read about how you were amazing in previous years, please follow the links below:
Our amazing supporters 2010