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A long hard road


Richard and Susan Haher will be taking part in the London 10K in memory of their daughter Elizabeth and in aid of SUDEP Action.   

Their Story

Our daughter Elizabeth passed away from an epileptic seizure in December 1999.  My wife Sue and I have been involved with SUDEP Action since 2000.  

We decided that we wanted to do something to remember Elizabeth by so in July 2007 we decided to take part in our first London 10k to raise awareness of epilepsy and to honour Elizabeth’s memory.  She would have been a lovely 21 year young lady.  We have taken part in every London 10k since then except in 2009, the atmosphere is always brilliant even if the weather is not so good.

We both find the London 10k rewarding and helpful to raise awareness of epilepsy and a really wonderful way to honour her memory.  We would recommend doing a London 10k to any one that wanted to find a way to remember a loved one.  It can be done by anybody who puts their mind and little bit of effort into it.  It is also a great way to meet old friends and make new friends along the route.

SUDEP Action Acting Chief Executive Karen Osland commented:

“Richard and Sue have been loyal supporters of the charity for many years and have tirelessly raised awareness and much needed funds.  They can always be relied upon to turn up at events and to offer the hand of friendship to our newer members who might be feeling anxious.  As a charity we really appreciate what they have done and continue to do in Elizabeth’s memory”.