Lisa’s fundraiser will buy 16 special pillows for epileptics

Lisa McEwen
Lisa McEwen
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Determined Lisa McEwen managed to raise hundreds of pounds for a charity close to her heart.

The 31-year-old was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was a teenager, but this hasn’t stopped her living her life to the fullest.

And last year she completed her biggest challenge yet.

The North End resident walked from Blackfield in the New Forest to PlayFootball Portsmouth in Copnor.

The 35-mile journey was completed on August 18 by Lisa and her friend, Claire Cross, who also suffers from epilepsy.

‘It was really good raising money for charity and completing the challenge,’ says Lisa.

‘It took us 14 hours to complete the walk but we were proud of that. It was really tough.

‘We have added up the amount raised and it was £720, which we are really excited about.

‘It will make a big difference to people suffering with epilepsy.’

All the money raised will be donated to Epilepsy Sucks UK and will buy 16 special pillows.

The pillows are made of a special material which stops people suffocating when they have seizures in bed.

Lisa adds: ‘It takes a real weight off your shoulders knowing that you are safe if you have a seizure in your sleep.

‘It can be horrible having that thought in the back of your mind.’