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Tim, Myra and Leigh's fundraising page!!

1 team member

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

<p>Hi everyone and thank you so much for visiting our donation page!&nbsp;</p> <p>On the 10th October 2010 Leigh, Myra and I will be running 5k in the Maidstone Big Fun Run in aid of Epilepsy Research UK. In September 2007 at aged 33 my sister Sue passed away after a seizure, It was a massive shock for all of Sue's friends and family and we all miss her terribly.</p> <p>About 1000 people die every year from epilepsy, approximately&nbsp;half of these deaths are attributed&nbsp;to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). This is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and the post-mortem fails to establish any other cause of death.</p> <p>Several different mechanisms may be involved, and there may be no single explanation for all cases. The two primary explanations that are most likely are:</p> <ul style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 2em; font-family: Verdana; white-space: normal; padding: 0px;"> <li style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0.2em; white-space: normal; padding: 0px;">Cardiac: If there is an electrical storm in the brain it may spread to areas that control heartbeat. This could cause a fatal cardiac event.</li> </ul> <ul style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 2em; font-family: Verdana; white-space: normal; padding: 0px;"> <li style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: 0.2em; white-space: normal; padding: 0px;">Respiratory: An electrical storm may spread to the part of the brain responsible for respiration. It is known that many people who experience seizures stop breathing for a significant time.</li> </ul> <p>Epilepsy Research UK&nbsp;is the only national charity solely dedicated to&nbsp;epilepsy research. They aim to substantially increase the funding available for research into the causes, treatment and prevention of this debilitating condition, which affects adults and children.</p> <p>Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you very much for your donation,</p> <p>Tim, Myra and Leigh</p>

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Event

The Big Fun Run Maidstone (Mote Park)

The Big Fun Run Maidstone (Mote Park)

10 Oct 2010

Charity

Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy Research UK

Supporters

16-Oct-2010

Auntie Jackie

Well done,very proud of you

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

15-Oct-2010

Carole Russell

Left it a bit late. Well done!

£5.00 plus £1.41 Gift Aid

11-Oct-2010

Sarah Daniels

Sorry it's late but well done all of you!

£20.00

10-Oct-2010

Tristen

Well done and congratulations!!!!x

£5.00 plus £1.41 Gift Aid

10-Oct-2010

Alex Collins

Well done guy's. You know I'm late for everything, but better late than never! :o)

£5.00

10-Oct-2010

Pete Webb

Well done to you all. Very proud of you Myra, well done Tim an Leigh.

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

10-Oct-2010

Lee

Good luck guys! (For before) Keep going you can do it! (For during) Well done!!!! (For after)

£5.00 plus £1.41 Gift Aid

09-Oct-2010

Anonymous

Good luck for tomorrow's race!

£20.00 plus £5.64 Gift Aid

09-Oct-2010

Sam

well done you guys. X

£50.00 plus £14.10 Gift Aid

06-Oct-2010

john and gayle

goodluck and enjoy yourselves

£5.00 plus £1.41 Gift Aid

Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw