Thursday, April 13th, 2023
Peter Gray KC to run the London Marathon to raise funds for Young Epilepsy
Peter Gray KC will be running the London Marathon on 23rd April to raise funds for Young Epilepsy.
A number of years ago Peter's eldest daughter Ishbel sent him a text from the London Marathon where she was spectating, suggesting that it would be a wonderful idea if they both ran in the London Marathon, and raised money for youngsters suffering from epilepsy.
Ishbel was diagnosed with epilepsy at 18 but, very fortunately, had the condition successfully controlled by medication. Emotional heartstrings suitably tugged, Peter replied and 12 months later, and on a further two occasions, found himself enduring 26 miles of pain for a truly deserving cause.
After the last marathon almost 10 years ago he was certain in his mind (and body!) that he was never, ever going to run a marathon again. So why, aged 63, is he putting himself through the pain again? Peter says "In a sense it is simple. Ishbel was fortunate, but so many youngsters who suffer epilepsy are not, and for them epilepsy is a truly life changing condition."
Young Epilepsy is the UK’s major provider of specialist services for children and young people with epilepsy and other neurological conditions, providing both residential and day services for children and young people aged 5 to 25. YE concentrates on the needs of those most severely affected by epilepsy in the UK with the aim of securing better futures for these children and young people.
If you would like to sponsor Peter in his attempts to raised funds for Young Epilepsy, it can be done through his JustGiving page here.