The Dragon Boat Race fundraiser for the Swindon Epilepsy Group was a roaring success!

Another year, another super successful Dragon Boat Race to raise money for the Swindon Epilepsy Group (SEG). ADDS are delighted to have sponsored the SEG for the second year in a row and we’re pleased to announce that they have raised over £1000!

This year’s Dragon Boat Race took place at the Swindon Coate Water Leisure Park on 25th June 2017. Fifteen teams (representing different charities) took part in the ancient Chinese tradition; it was certainly a colourful, exciting and fun day for everyone involved.

As well as the racing, there were lots of things for the competitors and their families to see and do that day:
– art and craft stalls
– a health and wellbeing zone
– a raffle
– a food festival
– a bar
– a pitch and putt course and crazy golf
– a children’s splash pool

This fun-filled day has once again raised an incredible amount of money for the SEG. The money raised will go towards epilepsy research and group talks, as well as special trips for SEG members, such as the Bruce Trust barge trip.

The SEG support groups are led by those who know what it’s like to live with the daily challenges that epilepsy brings, so they give much-needed support to newly diagnosed sufferers of epilepsy, as well as their families and friends. The support group gives them a forum to share experiences and tips on how to cope with the particular issues suffering from epilepsy presents. They also aim to raise awareness within the local community so that epilepsy is discussed as openly as any other topic and is accepted for what it is, an everyday and common illness.

The SEG host informal meetings on a monthly basis; these are free and open to anyone affected by epilepsy. From time to time, they will also bring in experts from the Local Health Authority, experienced carers and seasoned sufferers, all who have first-hand experience of the issues and can give general advice on other services and treatments available throughout the country.

If you would like read more about the Swindon Epilepsy Group, please visit their website or check out their Facebook page .

Next year’s date for the Swindon Dragon Boat Race has already been set: 24th June 2018. Click here if you would like to take part or read more about it.

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