More Radio Awards Raise £970
On Friday 25 November Epilepsy Lifestyle attended the More Radio Awards at the stunning All Saints Chapel in Meads. The awards were to celebrate the very best that Eastbourne and the surrounding area has to offer and Epilepsy Lifestyle were thrilled to be there both as an award sponsor and as the charity for the evening.
There were 12 award categories and guests were touched and overwhelmed by the stories shared on the night. Epilepsy Lifestyle sponsored the courage award, which was won by 12 year old Sophie Tucker. Sophie, who lives in Seaford, has a genetic disorder called Di George Syndrome. Sophie, who has endured countless surgical procedures including most recently a spinal fusion, is an absolute inspiration and Epilepsy Lifestyle Treasurer, Ian Kirwan, was delighted to present her with an award.
Guests were invited to enter a prize raffle to win some simply fantastic prizes and this raised an amazing £970 on the night. Special mentions must go to Wickwoods Country Club near Henfield, Essential Beauty in South Street, Eastbourne, The View Hotel in Eastbourne, The Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne, David Lloyd Eastbourne and Tesco in Hampden Park who all stepped in at the last minute and donated some fabulous prizes
Epilepsy Lifestyle were represented on the night by the three charity trustees and were joined by Terry Kitson and his wife Irene. Terry recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro raising £3,000 for the charity so it was wonderful to spend some time chatting about his adventure. The evening was a huge success and Trustee Marie stated ‘it is always a joy to attend local awards events but this one surpassed all others. Seeing the achievements of the winners is simply humbling and to be able to share the stories behind Epilepsy Lifestyle was an absolute pleasure. And then to raise such an enormous amount on top of that is just the icing on the cake’.