We placed the envelopes on a table at the reception and D announced that they were there should anybody wish to give a small donation. People were required to write their names, addresses and the donation amount on the back of the envelopes so that I know who to thank.
On Tuesday morning I looked at the envelopes we’d collected. If you include Gift Aid our wonderful friends and family had raised almost £115 in total! I am delighted; they all know of my epilepsy and even I was surprised by the generosity.
If we ever have an anniversary party I’ll probably look in to doing the same for one of the many autism charities out there.
This morning I have sent the donations to Epilepsy Action online, and I feel that my marriage has done the world some good and made the life of somebody with epilepsy a little easier to manage.
It’s a good feeling; it makes my marriage feel all the more special from it not simply being about the two of us.
Edit: Epilepsy Action have requested that I include the link to their online shop – which I wanted to do anyway but wasn’t sure if that was an infringment on the organisation or not. Apparently they positively encourage it so I shall use their links in future blogs about epilepsy.
You can find the shop right here. Please consider taking a look and passing the link to friends.