Bees and Wildcats team up to support Young Epilepsy

The Bracknell Bees and Swindon Wildcats are pleased to announce a new annual challenge series which will be charity focussed. The M4 derby teams will play a home and away series every season with teams picking the supported charities on alternate years.

This season’s chosen charity, chosen by the Bees, is Young Epilepsy who will sponsor both the Bracknell and Swindon home games. Young Epilepsy is a national charity, formed in 1897 supporting children and young adults up to the age of 25 with epilepsy and associated conditions. The charity also provides support to families of those children and young adults. Next season’s charity will be chosen by the Wildcats.

This season’s games will be on the 1st and 2nd January 2019 with Swindon hosting the first game and Bracknell the second.

Bracknell Bees Head Coach Doug Sheppard spoke of the new challenge series; “We do have a good rivalry with Swindon and this being the M4 derby. I think it’s great that our two clubs can come together and raise money for a great cause. I look forward to raising as much money as possible for Young Epilepsy this coming New Year.”

Swindon Wildcats Head Coach Aaron Nell added; “We are very happy to be able to play these games to support Young Epilepsy! Games with Bracknell are always great to watch and I’m sure this series won’t be any different! Hopefully over the 2 games we can raise a significant amount of money for a great cause.

Carol Hunt of Young Epilepsy said; “Young Epilepsy would like to thank Bracknell Bee’s for all their efforts, as with their support, we can continue to tackle epilepsy on behalf of the 112,000 children and young people living with the condition across the UK.”

Doug Sheppard concluded; “Both our clubs have great fans and with this being a worthy cause I’m sure both sets of fans will be behind this new challenge series and help us raise a significant amount for young Epilepsy.”

Further details on these games will be released in due course including fundraising events that will be included. You can find further information on our chosen charity, Young Epilepsy, at