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.
Twelve Days of Giving: Epilepsy Action
4 January 2014 | 2 Comments
20 January 2014 at 11:40 pm
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.
21 January 2014 at 9:53 am
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’.