How My Wedding Helped Epilepsy Action


I ordered these celebration envelopes from the Epilepsy Action online shop; they cost me nothing at all and so I bought a wristband and a badge too.

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.

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About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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9 Responses to How My Wedding Helped Epilepsy Action

  1. What a wonderful idea, and very inspiring. Well done and good luck with the fund raising.

    • Thank you – because I have epilepsy it seemed natural to me to help raise funding towards awareness and support, and I’m a member of Epilepsy Action.

      Shortly after transferring the donations I recieved an email asking if I could supply a picture, some info about the wedding and why the cause is so important to me, so that my wedding can be used to promote donations of this fashion. I was happy to oblige and even told them about this blog, in the hope that it might get a mention in the next edition of the member’s magazine so that others can read and see that you can still have a full, fun life whilst living with the condition :)

  2. Maggie says:

    I think what you did was fantastic. What a wonderful idea, and I’m so happy that your wedding guests donated so readily. I’m glad you told them about your blog and your reasons for informing them. I wonder if they might be interested in my blog, “Brainstorms: How Epilepsy and Writing Connect.” Kudos!

    • You’ve given me an idea! How about I link to your blog when I bring up epilepsy in future? I know that I have at least one reader who would be delighted to stumble across you if she hasn’t already, and I always ask Epilepsy Action for an RT.

      I created this blog wanting to reach out to people with ASD and epilepsy, to provide virtual support and information and be a voice in the advocacy of awareness and education. I also wanted to show that life doesn’t have to stop; you can still live a life full of fun, love and laughter and you can turn many situations around to see the funny side (or at least make light of it and know that whatever happened wasn’t your fault). I sincerely hope that I’ve succeeded in doing this :)

  3. elaine4queen says:

    that’s awesome, hinny!

    what a great thing to think of doing!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    God Bless you both did a good thing!

  5. How wonderful to see your happiness radiating outward to do good. Beautiful.

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