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Couch to 5K Challenge

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Welcome to our Couch to 5k challenge in support of our registered charity (charity number: 1199192), dedicated to raising awareness and funds for individuals living with intractable epilepsy.

Join us on this incredible journey as we combine the power of physical fitness and charitable giving. Couch to 5k is a proven training program designed for all fitness levels, guiding you from a sedentary lifestyle to successfully completing a 5k run. By taking part in this challenge, you'll not only improve your own health and wellbeing but also make a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by intractable epilepsy.

Through JustGiving, an easy-to-use online fundraising platform, you can create your own personalized fundraising page and start spreading the word about your participation in the Couch to 5k challenge. Share your page with family, friends, and colleagues, encouraging them to support your efforts by making a donation. Every pound raised will directly contribute to providing vital resources, support services, and medical research to improve the lives of individuals living with intractable epilepsy.

By joining our Couch to 5k challenge and choosing to fundraise through JustGiving, you become an essential part of our community, united by a common goal: making a real difference in the lives of those affected by intractable epilepsy. Together, we can raise awareness, inspire others, and create a brighter future for those in need.

Are you ready to lace up your running shoes, challenge yourself, and support this worthy cause? Sign up today and let's make strides towards a world where individuals with intractable epilepsy can thrive.

Great North Run 2024

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*Participating in the Great North Run 2024: Intractable Epilepsy*

Are you passionate about making a difference and raising awareness for intractable epilepsy? Join us in participating in the iconic Great North Run in 2024! This renowned half marathon provides an incredible platform to showcase your strength, determination, and support for individuals living with intractable epilepsy.

*What is Intractable Epilepsy?*

Intractable epilepsy, also known as refractory epilepsy, refers to a type of epilepsy that does not respond to standard treatments. People with intractable epilepsy experience recurrent seizures that are difficult to control, impacting their daily lives and overall quality of life. By participating in the Great North Run, we aim to raise awareness about this condition and support those affected by it.

*Why Participate in the Great North Run?*

1. *Raise Awareness*: By taking part in this prestigious event, you have the opportunity to raise awareness about intractable epilepsy and educate the public about its challenges and impact on individuals and their families.

2. *Support a Worthy Cause*: By participating, you contribute to fundraising efforts that support research, treatment options, and advocacy for people living with intractable epilepsy. Your involvement can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by this condition.

3. *Community Engagement*: The Great North Run is not just a race; it's an inclusive and vibrant event that brings together people from all walks of life. By joining this event, you become part of a supportive community, connecting with fellow runners, volunteers, and spectators who share your passion for helping others.

*How to Get Involved?*

1. *Get in touch with us*: Contact if you would like to sign up for one of our official free places to run for Intractable Epilepsy to make a difference in the lives of sufferers. 

2. ⁠*Register for the Great North Run*: Visit the official Great North Run website and register for the event. Ensure you select "Intractable Epilepsy" as your chosen cause during the registration process.

3. ⁠Create a Fundraising Campaign**: Set up a personal fundraising campaign here to gather support from friends, family, and colleagues. Share your story, explain why you are passionate about raising awareness for intractable epilepsy, and highlight the impact their donations can have on the lives of those affected.

4. *Training and Preparation*: Begin your training journey by following a suitable running program and consulting with a healthcare professional if necessary. Engage with local running groups or seek guidance from experienced runners to help you prepare physically and mentally for the Great North Run.

5. *Spread the Word*: Utilize social media platforms, local community boards, and word-of-mouth to spread the word about your participation and fundraising campaign. Encourage others to join or support your cause by sharing your journey and the importance of raising awareness for intractable epilepsy.

By participating in the Great North Run 2024 and supporting intractable epilepsy, you become an advocate for individuals living with this challenging condition. Your commitment, fundraising efforts, and dedication to raising awareness will contribute to improving the lives of those affected by intractable epilepsy. Together, let's make a difference and create a more inclusive and supportive society for everyone. Join us in this unforgettable journey at the Great North Run 2024! 

Epilepsy Awareness Month
1st November 2024
We will be attending events in November to mark not only the six year anniversary of the law amendment to enable medical cannabis to be prescribed for sufferers but also epilepsy awareness month.

We hope you will look at the real life stories from People
with Treatment Resistant Epilepsy and their families.

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