People from Glasgow Take on the Titan!

Two brave Glasgow women abseiled 150 feet down the city’s enormous Titan Crane and raised over £750 for Epilepsy Scotland during National Epilepsy Week.

Cumbernauld teenager Leanne Richardson (19) joined Lorna Figures (22) from Bearsden to take part and also roped in friends to show their support for Scotland’s leading epilepsy charity.  Lorna said: “It was an awesome experience.  I have never tried anything this daring before but I wanted to help Epilepsy Scotland and am really pleased with how much money we’ve raised!”

The next Epilepsy Scotland abseil is on Saturday 21 August 2010.  Anyone who wants to be a dare devil and “Take on the Titan” can book their place now.

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Notes to editor

 

  1. 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 130 people.  We represent nearly 40,000 Scots with epilepsy, their families and carers. 

 

  1. Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information.  People can email (enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk), text 07786 209501, or download information from our website: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

 

  1. Lorna Figures plus Leanne Richardson and her friends Kirstin Mathew and Willie McKinven of Dunoon took part in the charity abseil. To see what they did please visit their justgiving site at: http://www.justgiving.com/Kirstin-Mathew

 

  1. For more details please contact: Helen Craig, Senior Fundraiser or Allana Parker, Communications Manager on: 0141 419 4711.

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