Allan & Bath - Dorsetís longest established letting specialists - are pleased to be supporting local fundraising group TeamMAX which has come together to raise money for research into epilepsy.
TeamMAX was formed following the tragic death of 22 month old Max Miller Prior in June 2011. Max had a genetic epilepsy and passed away in his sleep due to an unexplained effect on his nervous system known as Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).
Maxís mum, Gail, formed TeamMAX with family, friends and colleagues to commemorate Maxís life. The fundraising group aims to raise as much money as possible for a research grant into difficult to control epilepsy in children and SUDEP and to help Poole General Hospitalís Childrenís Unit to secure an epilepsy specialist nurse. They also want to create greater awareness of epilepsy in general.
TeamMAX has put together a number of fun local events with something for everyone to enjoy. Allan & Bath are helping to promote the events by designing and printing marketing materials for the fundraising group and helping with publicity.
The forthcoming Four Balls Golf Day at Canford Magna Golf Club, Wimborne on Friday, 27th April promises to be a very enjoyable day for participants and spectators alike. The event is hosted by Dr. Mark Bridgman, GP at Hadleigh Lodge, Corfe Mullen. Players can enter as a team of four, as pairs or individuals and entrants will be arranged into a four ball. They will enjoy an 18 hole tournament, putting competition, a bacon sandwich, tea and coffee on arrival and a two course rolling lunch for £40 per person (or £30 for club members).
There will also be a prize giving auction after the tournament with some amazing prizes on offer, including the chance for four people to play on the PGA course at the Belfry; a round of golf for four at the revered Wentworth & St. Mellion golf courses; a Chelsea football signed by the players; and a bottle of whisky from the House of Commons, amongst others.
There will be prizes for the best teams, nearest the pin, longest drive and putting competition. Fiends and family are welcome to come along and support the players. To register for the Golf Day, please visit www.TeamMAX.co.uk
Epilepsy is the most serious common neurological condition. It affects around one person in 131 and there is no cure for it. Over 2000 children in Dorset alone have a type of epilepsy, and over 5000 adults. Worldwide, epilepsy affects 3% of the population and in the UK more than 600,000 people live with epilepsy day to day. In rare cases, epilepsy can cause sudden, unexplained death (SUDEP) which kills 500 people in the UK every year.
Says Gail: ďIt is vital that more research is carried out into epilepsy to help understand why it occurs in its different forms, to improve treatments & medicines and to discover a cure. We, as TeamMAX, have initiated a huge fundraising effort to help reach our target of £35,000 to provide Epilepsy Action with a research grant into difficult to control epilepsy in children and SUDEP. We have now raised a total of £21,000 and are extremely grateful for all the support we have received.Ē
For full details of the Golf Day and other forthcoming events please see www.teammax.co.uk