Dad’s tough run for son

A Heanor dad raised more than £2,000 for a national epilepsy charity in aid of his son who suffers with the condition.

Danny Willdig, 29, joined thousands in taking on the challenging 26.2 mile run, clocking a time of four hours and 32 minutes.

He took part in the event as his second oldest son, Freddy, seven, was diagnosed with epilepsy in May 2011.The money raised will go to Epilepsy Action, which helps more than 600,000 people with the condition in the UK.

Danny said: “I, like millions of others, didn’t have that much knowledge about epilepsy before Freddy was diagnosed. I never realised the varying degrees of the condition or the life-limiting effect it can have.

“However, his epilepsy is far from severe so luckily, our boy has a relatively normal childhood. Epilepsy Action is a charity close to my family’s heart.”

The charity campaigns to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of the condition through its network of support groups, helpline and specialist nurse scheme. For information about taking part in fundraising events for Epilepsy Action, visit To sponsor Danny visit