I AM writing to ask your readers to support people with epilepsy by getting involved in Epilepsy Action's Wonga Walks.
Wonga Walks are taking place across the country to mark Epilepsy Action's 60th anniversary this year. Epilepsy Action is hosting its very own Wonga 'Conga' on Sunday June 13 - the beginning of National Epilepsy Week (June 13-19) - at Derwentwater in the Lake District.
The week aims to raise awareness of epilepsy and raise funds to help support the 456,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.
We hope the walks will clock up a total distance of 9,240 miles - equivalent to walking to Timbuktu and back. To achieve this target, we need 60 walking groups of 25 people, each walking a distance of six miles, but any distance you can do will take us closer to our goal. That's just one mile for every decade of Epilepsy Action's work.
We are therefore encouraging everyone to get involved and organise or take part in a Wonga Walk. All the funds raised from the walks will help us help people affected by epilepsy, a condition that is often overlooked and misunderstood.
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 fundraising team on 0113 210 8800.
MICHAEL WHITE fundraising events officer