A ladies lunch to raise funds and awareness for a local epilepsy charity has raised £1,600.
The annual fundraiser, which took place at Wetherby Golf Club on May 17, included a mix of entertainment, cocktails and lunch treats in aid of Lee’s Smile.
Lee’s parents, Simon and Vicky, set up the charity to raise awareness and support research into Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) after their son Lee Johnson, 24, died unexpectedly from an epilepsy attack in December 2010.
Collingham resident Vicky Johnson, told the News: “We want to raise awareness as there is such a stigma still attached to epilepsy.
“We knew Lee had mild epilepsy from the age of nine but we were never ever told that epilepsy could kill.
“My son went to bed at Christmas and never woke up.”
Money from the event, which is now in its third year, goes towards the total funds of £150,000 which has so far been raised in aid of epilepsy research by the charity.
Entertainment at the lunch included cocktail mixologists and demonstrations from Lucia Lounge restaurant in York.
Speaker Colin Anderson, a former personal chef to the Queen, also gave a talk on his role and life within the Royal household.