Pete Shaw

Walking (virtually) from Lands End to John O' Groats

Fundraising for Jon Shaw Foundation
£630
raised of £700 target
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Event: EndtoEnd Run, from 26 October 2020 to 25 October 2021
In memory of Jon Shaw
Challenge yourself to try something new, help us provide equipment to young people living with epilepsy to support independant living and help reduce the risk of SUDEP. Help us also improve the mental health and well being of bereaved siblings.

Story

Since my nephew, Jon, died aged 19 from SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) my Sister-in-Law (Wendy) and family have been raising funds to support young people living with epilepsy. 

There are over 600 deaths in the UK every year, that's approx 21per week, 3 EVERY Day. 

Your support through challenges and fundraising will help us to achieve our aims. We want to provide monitoring equipment and alarms which are not available through NHS and expensive to buy. They give families peace of mind and help towards living independantly. 

The monitors are a really useful aid in seizure management which has been highlighted as one of the major risks of SUDEP. We want to promote awareness of SUDEP through our campaign, fundraising events, and talking to our MP and clinicians. 

Unfortunately we were never told about the risk of SUDEP and according to statistics 80% of bereaved families never knew of the risk of death. It is important to help as many young people and families as possible. 

With your help we can do it. Thanks x

https://www.jonshawfoundation.org/

About the campaign

Challenge yourself to try something new, help us provide equipment to young people living with epilepsy to support independant living and help reduce the risk of SUDEP. Help us also improve the mental health and well being of bereaved siblings.

About the charity

Jon Shaw Foundation

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We provide monitoring equipment and alarms to help keep young people living epilepsy safe and regain independence. We support and improve the mental health of bereaved siblings and close friends by funding counselling and other therapies. We work with organisations to promote awareness of SUDEP.

Donation summary

Total raised
£630.00
+ £18.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£630.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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