A Harrogate family raised over £6,000 for Epilepsy Action in memory of their son, who died as a result of the condition.
Georgiana and David Snow, along with children Philip, Edward and Alison, organised the release of 1,000 red balloons at a fundraising event.
The event was organised to mark what would have been Thomas Snow’s 18th birthday.
The money, which totalled £6,600, was donated to Leeds-based charity Epilepsy Action.
Georgiana said: “A fantastic time was had by everyone who attended the fundraiser and we are so pleased with the massive sum that has been raised for Epilepsy Action.
“The money is being donated so that more help can be given to other families that may have lost loved ones and suffered like we did.”
The family presented a cheque to Epilepsy Action on their Glasshouses farm this week.
Georgiana continued: “We as a family would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in helping us to care for our very loving Thomas during his short but colourful life.
“Thanks also to everyone who made this fundraising evening possible.
“So many businesses gave so generously and a dedicated team of helpers assisted us in blowing up 1,000 red balloons. Thank you to everyone.”
Thomas Snow died just after his 17th birthday from an epileptic seizure.
Epilepsy Action’s fundraising events manager Phillipa Cartwright said: “We are so grateful to the Snow family for all of their efforts in fundraising for us.
“It is amazing that, even through such a difficult time, they were thinking about helping other families.”
The evening included entertainment and a hog roast.
Epilepsy Action provides advice and support to the 600,000 people with epilepsy in the UK.
Around one in 100 people have epilepsy.
Epilepsy Action works to improve healthcare by supporting epilepsy specialist nurses and epilepsy research.
It aims to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy by campaigning for better healthcare and fairer access to education and employment.
Over 95 per cent of its support is funded by donations and fundraising.
For more information, visit epilepsy.org.uk or call 08088005050.
The Harrogate branch of Epilepsy Action meets on the third Saturday of each month from 10.30am to 12pm at St Peter’s Church.
Contact Cliff Challenger on 01274 640 064.