EPILEPSY sufferers will be putting on their walking boots to raise cash for a Huddersfield support group.
Dozens of members of the Huddersfield Epilepsy Group will be taking part in the Examiner Charity Challenge to raise money to help other sufferers.
The event on May 22 will bring together walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users from across the town in support of different charities.
Huddersfield Epilepsy Group is one of the 12 charities nominated by organisers Huddersfield Lions Club this year.
The group, based at the Huddersfield Methodist Mission on Lord Street, has been supporting epilepsy sufferers in the town for more than 30 years.
Joan Gorton, of Dalton, is one of the group's three volunteers accredited to offer advice and support.
Mrs Gorton, whose 45-year-old daughter, Sarah, has epilepsy, said: "We try to encourage people to come along because we can pass on a lot of advice about how to get jobs and where to go for information.
"It also stops people becoming withdrawn."
The group helps to pay for a nurse specialising in epilepsy in Huddersfield.
Members are now trying to raise extra cash to pay for another one.
Mrs Gorton said: "Epilepsy is more common than diabetes. One in every 200 people have got it - yet people still don't know about it."
Daniel Fox, 34, has suffered from the condition since he was two.
Daniel, of North Hill Drive, Kirkheaton, said: "It is awful having epilepsy - especially when you can feel the fits coming on.
"You can feel yourself going unconscious.
"Mine is a lot better since I had an operation last year.
"I haven't had any fits since then, but I have been a member of Huddersfield Epilepsy Group for about 20 years.
"It has been very important in helping me find out about new research and drug trials."
Daniel will be taking part in the three-and-a-half mile section of the walk, from Meltham Sports and Community Centre.