Media release: Get your skates on for epilepsy


ROLLER skating enthusiasts are teaming up to skate over 2,500 laps to raise awareness of epilepsy.

On Sunday 17 September, dozens of people will take on this challenge at Roller Stop, Kinning Park, in Glasgow.

Epilepsy Scotland supporter, Tommy Clarke, has arranged the event to increase awareness of the condition.

Tommy will be among the skaters trying to smash their target of 2,500 laps, despite using crutches because of a broken foot!

The team have set themselves a fundraising target of £2,500 and have raised almost £800 to date through their JustGiving page.

Adam Martin, fundraising assistant at Epilepsy Scotland, said: “We were delighted to hear of Tommy’s novel fundraising idea.

“Seeing our supporters do something they enjoy and that others can easily get involved in is great, especially when they set themselves a challenge like this one!

“I’ll be there on the day to cheer Tommy and the rest of the team on to help them reach their 2,500 laps target!

“We are grateful to Tommy and the team for helping us to raise awareness and funds for our services, which can be a lifeline for some of the 55,000 people with epilepsy in Scotland.”

The sponsored skate takes place on Sunday 17 September from 12noon until 5pm.


Notes for editors:

Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard. We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people. We represent the 55,000 people with epilepsy, their families and carers. Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information. People can email (, text 07786 209501, find us on facebook, use twitter @epilepsy_scot or visit:

Donations can still be made at:

For more details from Epilepsy Scotland please contact: Adam Martin, fundraising assistant, on 0141 427 4911 or email: during office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Photo opportunities are welcomed for the event, please contact Adam Martin at Epilepsy Scotland if you intend to come along by calling 0141 427 4911.

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