First Team Physiotherapist Vikki Stevens has raised a significant amount for Epilepsy Action by completing the Great North Run.
The Reds’ Physio completed the gruelling 13 miles in 2h 01m 43s! Some tough months of training paid off, allowing Vikki to raise over £1,000 so far for the charity, with donations still being open and accepted!
Vikki would like to thank everyone who has already donated to Epilepsy Action through sponsorship, as well as giving her own personal reasoning behind picking them as her chosen charity.
“It was an amazing day in Newcastle and I am really pleased and of course proud to have been part of it. It was a tough run and I never expected it to be so busy! So many people were running for such worthy causes, it was just a sea of colour and people having a good time all in aid of raising money for people who need it. We’ve hit around £1,200 at the minute so I want to thank each and every person who has donated.
“Epilepsy is a silent and unpredictable condition which has a large impact on wellbeing, lifestyle and general health. It is a condition with limited awareness and variable understanding with each person being affected in varying forms. However, thanks to charities such as Epilepsy Action there has been a huge improvement in the support and treatment options available to sufferers over the years, helping to promote a safe and independent lifestyle. With the help of donations, we can hopefully raise funds to continue to improve the lives of those affected by it. Anyone who can support me, in turn will support the charity, whether that is through sponsoring myself, or just raising awareness. It’s a charity close to my heart and to many other people across the world as well, so I really hope we can all come together and support them.”