On Saturday, Jessica and I went to a charity Christmas fayre organised by my friends Lisa and Ashley in memory of their daughter Amelia, who died earlier this year at the age of 3 years and 4 months a result of an epileptic seizure. Sadly despite having suffered around 40 fits from the age of 14 months until her tragic death, Amelia was never diagnosed with epilepsy – her fits having been put down to febrile convulsions in spite of a family history of epilepsy. It is heartbreaking that had she been diagnosed and medicated, her death may have been prevented.
Since Amelia’s tragic death, Ashley and Lisa have been focusing their energies into raising awareness and organising fundraising events in aid of Epilepsy Research UK. Earlier this year, they organised a sponsored walk which raised over £6000 with further events planned for next year.
The Christmas Fayre was well attended and helped to raise over £2000 for Epilepsy Research UK. Well done Ashley and Lisa for organising a great event and for raising such a good amount. Jessica enjoyed some of the cakes on the cake stall and having her face painted as a tiger. There were some amazing raffle prizes and we had a go on the tombolo but didn’t manage to get lucky.