EPILEPSY campaigner Jo Mumford’s Christmas wish is too big to fit in a stocking, but she is one step closer to be able to make it come true. The fundralser, from Herne, Is hoping to collect enough money to buy specialist equipment for local patients to save them having to travel to London or further afield. Her latest event Brainwaves By The Sea at MaKCari’s at Herne Bay Bandstand on Saturday, December 13, added another £160 to her total. It looks set to be given another boost this week after the BayPromoTeam announced proceeds from the raffle at its Christnias fancy dress bail would be donated to Jo’s charity. The 27 year-old former nurse had to give up her career when her epilepsy became uncontrolled and after years of fundralstng for national charities set up Team Jo Epilepsy Foundation in March.
“I want to thank everyone who worked so hard on the event and all those who came along to support it. We had a fantastic time and the money will go towards makmg a real difference to the lives of people In east Kent who have epilepsy. So many people donated their time, effort and skills to make it a success and to help raise awareness of the condition. which is still very much misunderstood.”
Other businesses gave rame prizes and MaKCari’s donated the venue. Artist Paul Mitchell also gave a prize for the raffle, while Zoe Howe of Smartyart Facepainting, kept children entertained and donated all her proceeds to the charity.
Herne Bay Times, December 23rd 2014