Aisha Walker

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Twelve Days of Giving: Epilepsy Action


Each year there is an event called the ‘Reindeer Stampede’ in Saltaire which is a 5k race in aid of Epilepsy Action and Hall Royd Band provides musical accompaniment.  Epilepsy Action is a source of information about epilepsy; provides support and services for people with epilepsy; funds research and campaigns on behalf of people with the condition.  Epilepsy is a hidden disability in that it can have considerable impact on someone’s life and yet, most of the time, nobody else wil know about it.  I know several people with epilepsy and it is very likely that there are many more in my circles of friends and acquaintances.

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  1. I love the idea of the ‘Reindeer Stampede’ especially since I live most of the time in Finland 😉 Raising awareness in epilepsy is a major task that we can only achieve through education and media activity.

    • Thank you for your comment. The ‘Reindeer Stampede’ is great fun and every year there are more people in reindeer outfits. There is a short race for children too so it’s a real family activity. You are right about raising awareness and I don’t think I would have come to know this charity without the ‘Reindeer Stampede’.

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