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A new year and a new you

This year we're looking for more people than ever to join Team Purple. Whether you’ve over indulged this festive season and are aiming to get fit in 2017 or are simply looking to take part in something different we’ve got a challenge for everyone. Together with your help we can press ahead with our groundbreaking medical research and ultimately find a cure.

"Exercise can help with anxiety, depression, obesity and osteoporosis"

Trudy Kerr took up running to try and regain some control in her life. She had been diagnosed with epilepsy in 2010 following a horse riding accident which resulted in two brain haemorrhages and a ruptured spleen. "By taking time out for myself and really making physical exercise a part of my routine I felt an increased sense of well being and personal achievement." 

Dr Eleanor Tillett gives some tips and advice on taking on your sporting challenge in 2017.

'I could not have predicted the difference exercise would make'

"By taking time out for myself and really making physical exercise a part of my routine I felt an increased sense of well being and personal achievement. What is more, my seizures stopped. I had my last seizure as I crossed the starting line in my first half-marathon and I haven’t had another one since."