Epilepsy cause sparks China walk

Fundraising for a cause: Tara Reynolds looks forward to raising funds for Epilepsy Action Australia.
Fundraising for a cause: Tara Reynolds looks forward to raising funds for Epilepsy Action Australia.

TARA Reynolds has called on the community to help raise vital funds to help Epilepsy Action Australia assist people living with epilepsy.

Ms Reynolds, who has lived with epilepsy for about 20 years, is the only one in her family with the condition.

She has signed up to walk the Great Wall of China over five days in September as part of Inspired Adventures' Action for Epilepsy: Great Wall of China Challenge.

Ms Reynolds is the only person from Western Australia who will take part in the challenge.

"Back in October, I was told applications had opened for this trip for people who live with, or know someone who lives with, epilepsy so I signed up," she said.

The trek will see her learning about the work of the Project Hope team in Beijing, working to improve the lives of people with epilepsy living in China.

During her Great Wall adventure, Ms Reynolds will discover the contrasts of ancient and modern Beijing and walk through Tiananmen Square and the grand imperial architecture of the Forbidden City.

She is holding a ball on March 26 to raise funds for epilepsy.

The ball, being held at the Esperance Civic Centre, has a purple theme to coincide with Purple Day, a world day for epilepsy awareness.

Tickets for the ball will be available closer to the date. For further details, contact Tara Reynolds on 0409 954 926.

If you'd like to support Mrs Reynold's cause and cannot attend the ball, visit her online fundraising page at epilepsygreatwall2014.gofundraise.com.au/page/tarz_ stand_for_epilepsy.

Will you be supporting the cause? Let us know your thoughts or send us a Letter to the Editor to lauren.vardy@fairfaxmedia.com.au 

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