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100 miles roller skating challenge

Added: 20 October 2016, 15:13

Epilepsy Scotland Press Release: 

Embargo: 00.01 Wednesday 19 October 2016
 
100 miles roller skating challenge for novice Glasgow team
 
Lucky thirteen is what Tommy Clark and his dozen roller skating friends hope to be this Sunday, 23 October after they complete 100 miles at Glasgow’s RollerStop rink. Between them, these novice skaters plan to complete 3,200 laps in fancy dress and raise £1,500 to help local charity Epilepsy Scotland.
 
Just ten months after taking up roller skating as a hobby, event organiser Tommy Clarke, aged 37, decided to put his new skills into the spotlight with a pre- Halloween fundraiser.  Tommy and his fellow ‘Roller Ribbon Skaters’ have set themselves an ambitious target, both physically and financially.  His teammates admit to being overwhelmed by the support given by family, friends and nearby businesses like Babcock; all of which has pushed them even closer to achieving their goal.    
 
Tommy Clark explained: “I know we will have a good time as we race round the laps together.  It’s a great way to raise funds and RollerStop, based here in Kinning Park, is a handy location.  We will enjoy having an audience and people can cheer us on.  Or people can support us at Tommy’s Sponsored Skate on www.justgiving.co.uk ” 
 
Epilepsy Scotland Community and Events Fundraiser Kerry Reich commented: “It’s wonderful that so many people want to be part of something that’s enjoyable and a little different.  The ‘Roller Ribbon Skaters’ team is made up of all ages and skating abilities.  So if you would like to take on this Halloween challenge for Epilepsy Scotland, just head down to Roller Stop from 1-7pm and show your support on or off the rink.  You can join in and wear fancy dress too as it is all part of the fun! ”
 
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Notes to editor
 
1. Photo Opportunity: Tommy Clark and his fellow Roller Ribbon Skaters are available for a photo on Sunday 23 October. Tommy Clark will be skating from 1-4pm and more Roller Ribbon skaters will be there to join him from 5-7pm at the RollerStop CIC rink, 139 Middlesex Street Glasgow, G41 1EE.
 
2. Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.  We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.  This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people.  We represent the 55,000 people with epilepsy, their families and carers.  Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information.  People can email (enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk), text 07786 209501, find us on facebook, use twitter 
@epilepsy_scot or visit: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk
 
3. Tommy Clark from Govan has been fundraising for Epilepsy Scotland since 2015 because he believes its work transforms people’s lives.  So far he has raised more than £1,080.for the national charity. 
 
4. For more details please contact either:
Kerry Reich, Community and Events Fundraiser on: 0141 427 4911 or 07808 711610
Allana Parker, Public Affairs Officer on: 0141 427 4911 or 07884 012147.