I AM writing to ask your readers to support people with epilepsy by getting involved in Epilepsy Action’s charity Wonga Walks.
These charity Wonga Walks are taking place across the country to mark National Epilepsy Week which runs from 15-21 May. The week launches with the Epilepsy Action Ladybower Wonga Conga at the Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District on 15 May.
National Epilepsy week aims to raise awareness of epilepsy and raise funds to help support the 456,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK. Last year Wonga Walks all over the country helped raise an incredible £20,000 for Epilepsy Action. With everyone’s help we hope to do even better this year.
We’re encouraging everyone to get involved in some way either by organising or taking part in a sponsored Wonga Walk. All the funds raised from these walks will help us to continue our vital work in supporting people affected by epilepsy.
To find out how to take part in a Wonga Walk or for information about organising your own event, please visit www.epilepsy.org.uk/wongawalks You can also call the fund-raising team on 0113 210 8800.
Michael White, Fund-raising Events Officer, Epilepsy Action