August 2016 Fundraiser's Blog
We had some brilliant fundraising for SUDEP Action in August.
SUDEP Action Development Officer for Scotland Chris Jeans attended the Atholl and Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Games in the beautiful Highland Perthshire town of Aberfeldy on the banks of the river Tay. Chris informed us: “I collected a cheque for £1, 223 from the local farmers who had completed a charity tractor road race. There were 43 tractors in the event completing a 53 mile course. This is a yearly event and the money raised is split between 2 charities. This year was SUDEP Action and another. This was a two day event and the farmers took part in the Vintage Tractor parade and display for judging.”
Peter Chamberlayne fundraised at his workplace, The Malt Shovel, in memory of his daughter Natalie. Peter commented: “Over the Bank Holiday, we had a mega raffle in my local pub, for Mr Twaddle the bear, and this was followed up by a tombola a few days later, which was great fun and helped to raise funds. Well done to all at the Malt Shovel. This was particularly relevant, as it was also my daughter, Natalie's 1st year anniversary.”
Jenny and Steve Hadley held a fundraising evening in memory of their son Christopher Hadley. Jenny informed us: “The evening was a great success and hopefully everyone who came left with a little more knowledge of SUDEP.”
Thank you and well done to all our August fundraisers. Our mission is to prevent epilepsy related deaths and to support those bereaved by epilepsy. We really appreciate your help with our goal.
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The SUDEP Action Team
Most of our fundraisers are fundraising on behalf of a family member or friend who has died. As we celebrate the success of our fundraisers, we keep in our thoughts their loved one who is no longer with us.