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Andover pair take on Snowdon For Georgie

Georgie Barnes

Geoff Barnes and Tim Ellams from Andover are walking up Snowdon today (Saturday 7th July) in memory of Geoff’s daughter, Georgie.

At just four months old Georgie was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome – a severely disabling type of epilepsy that affects about 1 in every 19,000 people.

Sadly in November last year aged just three, Georgie passed away due to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

The pair have already completed the Three Peaks and the Whitchurch 10k to raise awareness of Dravets Syndrome and fundraise for the 3 places that helped Georgie and the family: Naomi House, Dravet Syndrome UK and Adventure Pre-School on Augusta Park.

Geoff and Tim had an early 1:30am start this morning and are expecting to start their way up Snowdon around 9:30am before reaching the summit around 3 – 3½ hours later.

To sponsor the team or find out more about Georgie, go to forgeorgie.org.uk or uk.gofundme.com/fundraising-in-memory-of-georgie. You can also follow them on social media via:

Georgie Barnes