Emmerdale actor John Middleton is set to give a festive reading at the Epilepsy Action Christmas carol concert. John’s character Ashley Thomas is the vicar in the Yorkshire soap. The carol concert will raise funds for Leeds-based national charity Epilepsy Action. The charity works to support people affected by epilepsy in the UK. There are around 50,000 people living with epilepsy in Yorkshire.
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Two Leeds charities have joined forces to create a unique doodle for this year’s National Doodle Day. Doodles the donkey, a resident at The Donkey Sanctuary, Eccup, has put hoof to paper and entered into the doodle fun. National Doodle Day, which took place on Friday 7 March, raises much needed funds for UK charity Epilepsy Action. This remarkable equine doodler has joined with well-known scribblers including Sir Michael Parkinson, Alan Titchmarsh, Joanna Lumley, Jackie Collins, Bill Nighy and Eddie Redmayne.
Time is running out to sign up for the Epilepsy Action Bradford 10k road race on Sunday 16 March. Entries for the event, which raises money for Yeadon-based national charity Epilepsy Action, close on Thursday 13 March.
The runners will follow a 10k route, from Centenary Square to Frizinghall and back. The 2014 race sees a slight change in the route from previous years, resulting in a faster, flatter course. The route will be closed to all traffic. The course is suitable for first-time runners and elite runners looking to achieve a personal best time.