LETTER: Get the BBQ out and raise some funds!


I am writing to invite your readers to get their grill on to support people with epilepsy and take part in the first-ever Epilepsy Action Big BBQ, from June 9-15.

Statistics show that the average British family will have nine barbecues a year. Why not use one of yours to help people with epilepsy?

Whether it’s a barbecue with friends and family, a grill up at the local sports club, or an American-style cookout with your local community group, all you need to do is get grilling and get giving.

Every year, around 32,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy, that’s 87 every single day. All the money raised from this event will help us to continue our vital work in supporting the 600,000 people with epilepsy across the UK. It is estimated that around 44,000 people in the East Midlands have epilepsy.

Everyone who registers to hold a Big BBQ event will receive a grill-tastic fundraising toolkit. It contains a collection box, invitations, posters, recipe cards and even a branded chef hat for the king or queen of the barbie.

The Epilepsy Action Big BBQ is being supported by Napoleon Grills. Every Big BBQ chef will have the chance to win one of 10 Napoleon Grills BBQ accessory packs, each worth £65.

To register for a free Big BBQ fundraising pack, visit epilepsy.org.uk/bigbbq or call the fundraising

events team on 0113 210


Carl Foster

Fundraising events officer Epilepsy Action