Catterick Garrison woman with epilepsy completes Great North Run

Jaymie-Lee Reynolds.

A Catterick Garrison woman, who has epilepsy, took on the Simplyhealth Great North Run this weekend.

Jaymie-Leigh Reynolds joined thousands of runners on Sunday to raise funds for national charity Epilepsy Action.

The charity provides vital support to the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.

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Jaymie-Leigh, aged 22,  was compelled to run for Epilepsy Action because she wanted to help the charity give other people affected by epilepsy the same suppot she has.

She said: “I’m thrilled to have taken on the Great North Run for Epilepsy Action. The course was tough at himes, but knowing I was doing it for such a fanastic cause really helped me to focus on the finishing line.

“Epilepsy Action is a cause really close to my heart. All the support from everyone, friends and family and especially my dad helped me to get to that finishing line. I’m so proud of myself and everyone who ran on the day.”

Jaymie-Leigh is on course to raise over £320 for  Epilepsy Action.

The money raised will help to support Epilepsy Action’s work all over the UK.

The charity campaigns to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of epilepsy, as well as better healthcare and fairer access to education and employment.

Amy Hesselden, fundraising events officer at Epilepsy Action, said: “We’re so grateful to Jaymie-Leigh for taking on the Great North Run for Epilepsy Action this year.

“Thanks to people who have taken part in the race for Epilepsy Action since 2005, a total of £500,000 has been raised. This has helped to continue our work across the UK and make a real difference for people with epilepsy.”

Donations to Jaymie-Leigh’s JustGiving page can be made by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jaymie-leigh-reynolds