ON NOVEMBER 21st, Grays mother, Lucy Bidgood will be holding a masquerade ball to raise funds for an epilepsy charity after her husband succumbed to the illness last year.
Lucy Bidgood, 40, lost her husband, Gareth, 33, in July 2013 after he suffered an epileptic seizure.
Mrs Bidgood, of Waverley Gardens, Grays, is raising awareness of Sudep (sudden and unexplained deaths in epilepsy).
Lucy said: “Not many people know that you can die from epilepsy. From my personal point, I would like to ensure everybody in this country is aware of Sudep.
“It has a devastating effect to lose someone you love so suddenly and then have no answers.
My husband was only 33 and left behind our four children.”
Mrs Bidgood is holding the ball to raise awareness about the condition and also to raise money for the charity Sudep Action.
It helps to raise funds and awareness and provides support to families who have lost loved ones.
The ball is set to take place at the Civic Hall, in Blackshots Lane, Grays on Friday, November 21 from 7pm.
Tickets are Â£40, which includes a three-course meal and a guest appearance from a mystery celebrity!
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com /masqueradeballSUDEP
To donate, visit, gareth.bidgood.muchloved.com