The parents of two boys who suffer from epilepsy have raised more than £3,000 to fund support and research into the condition.
Five-year-olds Zac Livesey and Ollie Hartley were cheering their parents on at the Hero Assault Course in Preston, knowing their muddy efforts helped to raise £3,400 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and Young Epilepsy.
Team ZOllie, led by Nicola and Matthew Livesey and Sian and Jonathan Hartley, also consisted of Ashbridge Independent School teacher Hannah Seaton and teaching assistant Vanessa Roskell, as well as mums Amanda Elleray and Steph Steadman who have children in their class.
The course was designed by Royal Marine Commandos and Army Engineers of Ozonefit Military Fitness Preston.
Nicola, of Penwortham, said: “The Hero Assault Course was a fun event.
“The money for Young Epilepsy will go towards allowing them to continue to provide world class education and care, support families, fight stigma and undertake pioneering research.
“The money for Roald Dahl will go towards helping fund specialist epilepsy nurses who provide vital support to children with epilepsy and their families.
“Thomas Wilkinson, a former Ashbridge pupil and current Hutton pupil, took part in the Junior Hero Assault Course and raised approx £200 for Young Epilepsy also. He is currently up for the Huttonian award for raising the most money.
“We are all completely overwhelmed by the support we have received through people’s donations. The money is so important for these charities. The most important thing for me though has been spreading epilepsy awareness within the local community.”
To make a donation visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/Zollie