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Eastenders stars show support for Santa Run 2016

On Sunday 11 December, 180 Santa's, including two elves and a self-made Santa's sleigh joined Young Epilepsy, the national charity operating St Piers, at Lingfield Park Racecourse for the second Santa Run, raising an incredible £3,539 and counting!

Our Santa's were excited to meet EastEnders stars Barry (Shaun Williamson) and Honey (Emma Barton), who kindly took time out of their busy pantomime rehearsal to open our Santa Run.

Emma Barton said:

It’s amazing to see so many supporters getting in the festive spirit today for Young Epilepsy. Just by taking part Young Epilepsy can continue supporting the 112,000 children and young people living with epilepsy across the UK.

Shaun Williamson said:

Young Epilepsy are tackling epilepsy with young people across the UK. Well done to everyone bringing the Christmas cheer, completing the Santa Run and for supporting a great cause.

Brilliant to have so many supporters here today. #TeamOwen had 19 runners and to be a part of the 180 runners is fab. Always great to support the cause, especially when it gets us feeling festive.
Young Epilepsy Champion Award winner 2015, Owen Thurston

Such a fantastic morning for the Santa Run 2016! So many happy Santa’s for such a good cause. My son goes to the college, so it’s extra special for us to be involved.
St Piers parent, Elena Truelove

Lovely to see so many happy faces, never seen so many Santa’s in one place. Excellent turn out and a good laugh. Will definitely come back next year.
Santa runner, Kevin Weaser

This is our first year at Young Epilepsy, we have loved the Santa Run as our family could all join in the fun and support a wonderful cause, we will be back next year.
Santa runner, Dawn Gass

This was our first Santa Run and it was such a great fun. My two children (aged 4 and 6) loved it. It was well run and the weather was brilliant. It is a great way to support a very good cause. Thank you.
Santa runner, Audrey Dunne

My sister in law, Donna Mullis, works at St Piers. We wanted to do the Santa Run to support the great work all the staff do and to help raise money and support for the young people the charity supports. We will help this wonderful charity in any way we can.
Santa runner, James Mitchell

Young Epilepsy would like to say a massive thank you to all those who took part in the Santa Run. Your donations will help us continue to tackle epilepsy and support the 112,000 children and young people across the UK.

If you would like to fundraise for Young Epilepsy, please contact our Fundraising team on 01342 831245 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Feedback from parents

Quote Icon My grandson has a severe epileptic condition. He has Lennox Gaustaut syndrome and difficult to control seizures. He can have many seizures throughout day and night. He was attending a special needs school but when he became the age of 16-17 years they could not meet his medical needs or physical needs. It was discussed that he would benefit from going to Young Epilepsy. How lucky he is to go there. It is an absolute school of excellence. He does and goes places that I never thought he would do. The heads, the teachers and all professional people are there to give and help with advice, care, and the vast experience of epilepsy. He cooks, swims, canoeing, archery and lots more. He is very happy and so am I. I do not worry about him as I have every confidence in everyone at the Young Epilepsy.

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  St. Piers School is part of Young Epilepsy. Young Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy Charitable Trust.  https://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk

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