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January 2017 Blog

A place to thank, appreciate and celebrate our fundraisers.

Our fundraisers are fantastic. They help SUDEP Action’s mission to prevent epilepsy related deaths and support people bereaved by epilepsy. This is what some of  our fundraisers got up to in January.  

Just under 80 people crowded into Blytburgh Village Hall on Saturday 21st January to take part in the 3rd annual Owen Williams Memorial Quiz.  Contestants answered questions on such topics as Sport, Connections, Beat the Intro and Odds and Ends.  In the interval they enjoyed a choice of curry or chilli, cooked by a friend of Owen’s Mum. In a closely fought contest, the quiz was won by a team from Owen’s old school, Stowmarket High who have entered every year.  There was only 4 points between the top 3 teams. Ro Williams said: “It was great to see so many people enjoying the evening and raising money for a cause which is very close to my heart.  I know Owen would have loved the evening and this is our way of ensuring that he will not be forgotten.”

Michelle Samuel, who lost her sister Diane to SUDEP in 2004, organised 3 raffles and an auction over the period of 3 performances of the Alfriston Pantomime of Once Upon a time.   The raffle was a great success, and Michelle is using the donations to kickstart her fundraising for the South Coast Challenge in August, where she will walk 50k for SUDEP Action. Photo: Diane and Michelle's Mum, Monica (A Pirate in the panto) and Michelle's friend Christa Hook (an illustrator) who donated one of her watercolours for the Auction. 

Thank you so much to our January fundraisers, we truly appreciate your help.

If you took part in fundraising in January and wish to be included in this blog then it is not too late. Email fundraising@sudep.org to let us know. 

If you have been inspired by any of the featured events and would like to take part in your own event then get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Email fundraising@sudep.org or call us on 01235 772850. 

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.