“We originally chose Epilepsy Research UK because one of our patients lost her son to epilepsy. We felt that as a professional medical team we could help to raise awareness of this condition.

Throughout 2009 we have had three open days to date, to raise money for the charity, with another planned before the end of the year in October.”

Two of the staff are also taking part in the Great North Run to boost the fundraising total.

Their fundraising came to an end in January 2010, raising £1,220.45 for Epilepsy Research UK.