Saturday we held our Tea Party fundraiser for the Dystonia Society. The day was a complete success with many more people than last year showing up which was an incredibly uplifting sight. My body was still playing up a lot, this meant that I had several pain triggered seizures as my new leg spasm was aggravating the torn ligaments in my knee. However I view having these spasms in front of everyone as a complete positive, they got a good look at what Dystonia can do you.
A good family friend had offered to make a cake to raffle off for the occasion. She is very talented, and the cake looked so delicious!
Our house was packed all day long which was amazing to see. The Dystonia Society had sent us lots of useful leaflets which we had put on display around the house, everyone seemed to enjoy these and it sparked lots of different questions. Raising awareness has become such a big passion of mine, so I was overjoyed at how successful the day was. One of the elements I loved about it was that the people who had come along could also ask members of my family questions and talk to them about it. Even though they don’t have the condition their lives are still affected by it.
In total so far we have raised £425.00 for the Dystonia Society and some more people have said they would like to drop in donations which will boost our total even further. I am so grateful to everyone who came along, it was such an incredible day.
This weekend my cousin David and his friend Sam are running the London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the Dystonia Society. They are aiming to raise £3000! He was interviewed by his local newspaper the other day, which has raised more awareness of Dystonia! If you would like to read the article here’s the link http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/seaquarium_boss_inspired_by_cousin_to_run_marathon_1_3533729 .