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20 June 2016

Epilepsy Society congratulates student fundraising leaders on winning award

Epilepsy Society would like to offer their congratulations to two award-winning team leaders who will lead a group of students raising money for the charity by doing the Inca Trek in Peru in August.

Alex Cousins, 21, and Jack Needham, 23, wn the 'best team leaders of the year' award at Loughborough University Rag's recent Presentation Evening

Alex Cousins, 21, and Jack Needham, 23, won the 'best team leaders of the year' award at Loughborough University Rag's recent Presentation Evening, an evening to celebrate the university Rag's annual fundraising achievements which benefit various charitable causes. Members of Epilepsy Society's fundraising team attended the event at Loughborough University.

Loughborough University's historic support

For the past four years Loughborough students have supported Epilepsy Society, raising over an amazing £240,000 to date. This year, Alex and Jack will make up part of a group of 42 students from Loughborough University taking on the Inca Trek in Peru with student travel company Amaquella and in support of Epilepsy Society. The group is the largest to date and is set to raise over £100,000.

Presentation evening

Members of Epilepsy Society’s fundraising team attended the recent presentation evening at Loughborough University to celebrate the fundraising achievements of Loughborough students.

Alex and Jack’s roles as team leaders involve managing a team of trekkers, organising collection permits, keeping in contact with Epilepsy Society and Amaquella. They also ensure each student meets their £3000 fundraising target and support them personally and in any fundraising events they hold.

Comment from Alex

Speaking about his experiences this year, Alex said: “Working with the Epilepsy Society has been amazing. The organisation of the student fundraising department at the charity has been phenomenal, and made my job so much easier. A highlight for me was organising and attending the Epilepsy Society's state-of-the-art site where we could all see where the hard-earned funds we raised were being invested. This helped while out on collections as we could talk to the public about the great cause. Rag raids across London and also some great socials with the team have made my year one that will be remembered for all the amazing people I have met and worked with.”

Comment from Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Society’s community fundraising assistant, Hayley Webb said: “Alex and Jack's commitment and enthusiasm has been clear from the beginning and it has been an absolute pleasure working with them. We cannot thank them and the team enough for their incredible fundraising achievements, which will make such a huge difference to us and the work that we do.”

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