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Kay’s 10k for epilepsy charity

Seeing her daughter Abbey’s battle with epilepsy has spurred Kay Cumby to run 10k for The Epilepsy Society.

From Press releases - 3 June 2014 12:00 AM

Seeing her daughter Abbey’s battle with epilepsy has spurred Kay Cumby to run 10k for The Epilepsy Society.

Kay, who works in the Bury St Edmunds office of UK Power Networks, which owns and operates the electricity network in the East of England, took part in the Breckland 10k with her other daughter Charlotte and has raised more than £800.

The 44-year-old planning assistant, who lives in Thetford, said: “My younger daughter Abbey suffers from epilepsy, which developed suddenly when she was an otherwise healthy 14-year-old. Since then, it has been something she has had to struggle with every day as her seizures can strike at any time.”
 
Abbey, now 20, has medication which helps partly control the seizures but she has to cope with the side effects of tiredness and shaking.

The mother-of-two added: “Many people know someone with epilepsy and it can strike anyone at any age. We wanted to help the charity and were amazed by how much we raised.”

Kay completed the race in 50 minutes and 30 seconds – beating her daughter Charlotte, 22, who finished the run in 56 minutes.

She is continuing to raise more money for the Epilepsy Society and donations can be made to http://www.justgiving.com/Kay-Cumby.

This year, as part of its vision to be a respected Corporate Citizen and an Employee of Choice, the company is supporting staff and the charities that are important to them by match funding the money they raise up to a value of £100. This year it has set aside £50,000 for the match funding scheme.