6 year old Owain began having seizures, but with the right medication he is doing well. His Dad, Ceri, was surprised by some of the reactions he and his family got when they told of Owain’s diagnosis, not many people fully understood the condition, or had the wrong idea of epilepsy, so he decided to raise the awareness of his son’s condition and at the same time raise some desperately needed funds for Epilepsy Wales.
Last year Ceri organised a sponsored walk and raised over £5,600 and this year he looks set to match that amount. The walk took place last month … were you there – did you do it – well if not you can still congratulate the men and women, boys and girls who
did … it’s not too late to sponsor them…
This year’s 22 mile jaunt – from Rhymney Bridge to Caerffili Castle – of just under 8 hours looks set to match if not better last year’s total of a staggering £5,600 – a truly fantastic feat – by feet – if you pardon the pun!
Enduring rain and drizzle, mist and moans (who said it was 16 miles?) the walk ended in
glorious sunshine and even more glorious grins – of satisfaction and achievement, and the promise of not having to do it again – until next year.
To everybody who who took part, to the organisers and to the sponsors – thank you all so
much – and thank you to Phoenix Community Transport, who provided a free bus to take everyone up to Rhymney Bridge to start the walk – funny how that bus journey seemed so short on the walk back!
If you’d still like to donate something that would be great. You could either send a cheque made out to ‘Epilepsy Wales’ to the organizers at 1 Maes-y-Dderwen, Penpedairheol, Hengoed, Mid Glamorgan, CF82 8DP. Alternatively, you can use the JustGiving website (link below);