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Simon Johnson

Lee's Smile

Fundraising for Epilepsy Research UK

137 %
raised of £6,000 target
by 170 supporters
  • Team members: Simon, Vicky and Becky
  • Event: Bupa Great Manchester Run 2011, 15 May 2011
  • Team: Lee Johnson's Legends

Epilepsy Research UK

We drive and enable groundbreaking research to treat and prevent epilepsy

Charity Registration No. 1100394


March 2013 - A message from Simon, Vicky and Becky -

Our commitment to raise funds for research into Epilepsy since tragically losing Lee has been matched by the amazing support from family, friends and complete strangers.

This site only shows a small percentage of the money raised in Lee's memory - the amazing Smile with the Stars Ball in February last year raised over £80,000!

This is a fantastic tribute to the memory of our beloved son.

We're competing in the Manchester 10k again this year, and all donations will go to Lee's Smile supporting Epilepsy Research UK - donations can be made directly at

Lee's flatmates Dan Gathercole and Jonny Walsh  are joining me, and you can sponsor them through the Lee's Smile page.

A massive thank you to everyone for your continued support - we really appreciate it, and we know Lee will be looking down with his unforgettable SMILE.

Why we have to research the causes and find a cure for epilepsy -

Our precious son, Lee, passed away suddenly in his sleep on December 12th 2010.

He suffered from epilepsy, but this was controlled by his medication. Neither Lee nor any of our family were aware that a siezure could kill, and as long as the condition was controlled, Lee would lead a normal life.

He did just that -  through school, university, his career and his sporting achievements.

His death has had a profound effect on the hundreds of people he knew, and we are determined to ensure that he didn't die in vain by raising as much money as possible for research into epilepsy to prevent more tragic loss of life.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - we raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.


  • Lee Johnson 14.01.1986 - 12.12.2010



Fundraising team