Sky high buddie jumping for Epilepsy Scotland

PAISLEY dare-devil, Dawn Simpson, will para-jump in Strathaven on Saturday November 3 to raise funds for her favourite charity, Epilepsy Scotland. Dawn aged 25, who has epilepsy herself, is going to freefall 10,000 feet to help this worthwhile cause.

Plucky Dawn is no stranger to sky-high thrills having already completed a sponsored zip slide across the River Clyde for the national epilepsy charity. This time she will be harnassed to a professional freefall parachute instructor, raising hundreds of pounds when she comes down to earth. As a Glasgow-based AXA insurance underwriter, Dawn has calculated the health and safety requirements of the parachute dive and is excitedly looking forward to achieving one of her goals.

She said: “This is one of my lifetime ambitions. As a teenager, I made up my mind not to let epilepsy hold me back. I enjoy fundraising for a service which gives information and support to thousands of families across Scotland. My own family, friends and people at work have all been incredibly supportive. Who knows what I’ll try next but meantime the sky’s the limit for epilepsy.”

Readers can view Dawn’s skydive support page at:


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 97 people.  We represent over 54,000 people living in Scotland with epilepsy, their families and carers.  Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information, or try, text 07786 209501, find us on twitter @epilepsy_scot twitter or facebook or visit:
  1. For fundraising information or about the freefall parachute jump, please contact: Kerry Shearer, Fundraiser on 0141 427 4911 or Allana Parker, Public Affairs Officer on: 0141 419 1701 or 07884 012 147.

Contact: Allana Parker
Phone: 0141 427 4911