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July 2016 blog

A place to thank, appreciate and celebrate our fundraisers.

The July blog has a great variety of events with fantastic fundraising from all of last month’s fundraisers.

Hollie Cradduck, Emma Carter and Meryl Cradduck took on the London to Cambridge Ultra Challenge in memory of Rosie Carter. Hollie commented: “Still broken, swollen and blistered but overwhelmed by the support and generosity of everyone who donated to our epic 100km challenge. Without this I honestly would never have carried on. The money we raised and Rosie's face was the only thing that got me through.”

Kyle Cheatley, Josh Cheatley, Annie Cheatley, Colt Barratt and Aga Naturalna raised funds in memory of Jack Cheatley by taking part in the Northampton Colour Fun Rush. Kyle commented: “We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Northampton Colour Fun Rush. What a great way to keep fit and have fun whilst raising money for a charity that means so much to our family. A fitting event dedicated to our brother who remained such a positive character despite his epilepsy and loved to run! Thank you SUDEP Action for your continued support, we look forward to our future fundraisers as we help to raise awareness.”

Proceeds from tea and coffee sold at an open garden in Hawling were donated in memory of Emily Sumaria. Rachel Sumaria, Emily’s Mother, informed us: “The Wilk family very kindly opened their beautiful garden twice this year in our village of Hawling, Gloucestershire, where Emily lived her entire life. All the villagers baked and donated the most fantastic cakes and helped serve the teas, and the proceeds went to SUDEP Action in memory of Emily. The weather was lovely and visitors were able to sit in the sunshine and linger whilst chatting with friends. The garden was mentioned in Homes & Gardens magazine and this helped boost visitor numbers this year. Thank you to all who helped and all those who came to enjoy the garden teas and helped raise further funds for SUDEP Action”

Julia Kerr sold homemade key fobs in memory of Iain Krelle. She commented: “Butterfly or Purple Ribbon Key Fob; In memory of our beautiful brother that we lost to SUDEP. I am asking for donations to be made to SUDEP Action through our brothers memorial page; iain.krelle.muchloved.com. Please state which key fob you would like to have and inbox me on Facebook with your address so that I can post them off to you. (Facebook name is Julia Kerr Was Krelle). Thank you.” 

A terrific team of SUDEP Action runners took part in the British London 10K. Funds were raised in memory of Becky Scrivens, Pete Masters, Karen Sheridan, Ellis Powell, Faith Clark, Lucie, Matthew Mawhood, Tracey Edwards & Jack Cheatley. Our Fundraising & Administration Officer Katie attended the event. She commented: “It was great to support such an amazing team of runners and to meet some of the team after the event. Helping us to help reduce deaths from epilepsy  is a truly kind thing to do so it was really humbling to be at the event with the runners.”

Lastly, a team of brilliant belly dancers raised funds in memory of Nicholas Donald. We were informed that: “On 16th July 2016, Suhana, an Oxfordshire based bellydancer (Hannah Newton) organised ‘Casbah Cafe’ at Kidlington Green Social Club; an evening of belly dance performances where the proceeds of the raffle and ‘lucky dip’ were donated to SUDEP Action in memory of Nicholas Donald.”

If you have taken part in a fundraising event in July 2016 and wish to be included in this event then get in touch. Email fundraising@sudep.org.  

Thank you to all our July fundraisers. We truly appreciate all the hard work and energy that went into raising funds for SUDEP Action.

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.