I was diagnosed with epilepsy 25 years ago and as an uncontrolled epileptic, I have been supported by and treated at the Walton Centre for the last 2 decades. This care culminated in me receiving a life-changing temporal lobectomy in April 2021 after two years of investigations.

It is just over a year since surgery, so my wife Kate, and I want to raise much-needed funds for this amazing, world-leading facility to show our appreciation for all their help over the last 20 years. We are therefore going to walk the 20-mile journey from the Walton Centre back to our home in Warrington on 31st May 2022!

Epilepsy can have a massive impact on everyday life, self-esteem, and mental health. We hope that this walk will not only help to raise awareness of the challenges and physical restrictions that are faced by many people with epilepsy, (such as not being able to drive, something I have not been able to do for almost a decade), but it will also highlight the benefits that I (and many others) have experienced since receiving the Walton Centre’s amazing care and epilepsy treatments.

The Walton Centre offers a world-class neuroscience service which includes many pioneering techniques, cutting-edge treatments and clinicians who are international leaders in their field. Over 100,000 patients are treated at the hospital each year with conditions ranging from head and spinal trauma injuries, brain and spine tumours, Epilepsy, MS, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s.

The Charity funds a variety of projects in the hospital including research, innovation, new technology and patient & family facilities.

On this day I will be walking away, however, I know both the Walton Centre and epilepsy will always be an important part of my life.

Thank you for reading this and we really appreciate any donation towards this great cause. Robert Anderson