Epilepsy Research UK supporters across the country are taking on the #6forthe600 challenge to help fund vital research for the 600 people diagnosed with epilepsy every week in the UK. Reading through their incredible challenges, it’s a wonder some of our supporters are not over in Tokyo competing in this year’s Olympics…

The challenge is simple – just think of an activity based around the number 6, 60, 600, or even 6000 if you’re feeling Olympic-level ambitions! Then set up a fundraising page and ask friends and family to sponsor you to complete your challenge.

You could run 600 laps of your garden, wear 60 items of clothes, cycle 60km, create 6 pieces of artwork – there are no rules, so get your thinking caps on!


Need some more inspiration? Here are some recent #6for600 challenges our #TeamERUK Olympians are taking on…

Georgie’s #6forthe600 Challenge – Jumping 600 times and baking 6 cakes

Georgie is doing the challenge for her brother who lives with epilepsy. She says, “600 people are diagnosed every week with epilepsy, people like my brother Jack. I’d like to raise some money for research so that they can find a way to stop it.”

You can support Georgie’s efforts here.

Matt’s #6forthe600 Challenge – Completing 360,000 steps, 36 gym sessions and walking 96 miles within 60 days

Matt lives with epilepsy and from August 1st to September 30th he will be taking on a series of exhausting challenges for his #6forthe600 (and playing some golf in between!). Matt wants to raise awareness of epilepsy as several of his family members also live with the condition; “I’m doing this as me, my dad and other family members live with epilepsy and unfortunately I’ve suffered quite a few seizures over the last 18 months.”

You can support Matt’s colossal efforts here.

John’s #6forthe600 Challenge – 6 hours of various cardio and body weight challenges all based around the number 6

John is taking on his second gym-based #6forthe600 challenge after the Mezzetti family’s regular fundraising Ball was again postponed due to COVID-19; “As we are still unable to run The Butterfly Ball this year, I have decided to do another fitness challenge to raise essential funds for Epilepsy Research UK via the Ellen Mezzetti Memorial Fund.”

Find out more about his high-intensity challenge and support his efforts here.

How to get started with your #6forthe600 challenge

Set up your fundraising page here with the details of your challenge. Remember to personalise your page with a photo and some information on what you’re doing and why. Set a fundraising target – you could aim for £60 or £600 – every £1 helps!

Let us know your plans and we’ll let you know what fundraising materials we have to support your activity. Mehreen, our Head of Development & Events, is always on hand to talk things through: mehreen.syed@eruk.org.uk