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RLS-UK, a registered charity, is dedicated to helping people who suffer with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease (WED).

 

RLS is usually described by those living with the condition as an irresistible and involuntary need to move the legs, although other body parts are also affected, for example the arms.

 

Many of those living with RLS also experience varying degrees of pain. The condition can cause considerable discomfort during waking hours, particularly when the sufferer is in a relaxed state. However the condition is most acutely experienced in the evening or at night when sufferers are trying to sleep.

 

RLS often begins in the early evening, when the sufferer is relaxing, perhaps watching television or reading. In many cases it begins when they go to bed. Just as they are beginning to relax the sensations of RLS appear and the sufferer has no choice but to get out of bed to stretch - this can happen many times in one night.

 

RLS can lead to long sleepless nights and daytime fatigue and invariably impacts on the quality of life of the sufferer, including their employment, and those close to them.

 

We are here to lend an ear, offer advice and provide a community of people who understand what you are going through.

 

Please take a moment to 'like' our website and perhaps share it with your friends - there's a strong probability that someone you know has RLS but has never been diagnosed or has failed to recognise the symptoms.

 

You may also wish to consider joining our charity by completing a membership form under the 'Join Us' menu option. Membership costs £10 per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Sarah Blanksby and her friend, Jacqui Killker, who completed a 13,000 foot parachute jump on 24th May in memory of Sarah’s brother, Andrew Wilson, who passed away suddenly at the end of last year.

 

The weather on the day was nothing short of rotten and while everyone else who was due to jump went home, Sarah and Jacqui held on, determined that a little it of thunder, lightening and gale-force winds would not put them off! A break in the cloud arrived in the afternoon and things were back on track.

 

Supported by a wide range of family and friends (and two trustees from RLS-UK), they were up in the air in minutes and both thankfully landed safely. It was an emotional day and RLS-UK thank Sarah and Jacqui for letting us be part of it.

 

There's still time to support Sarah and Jacqui’s fundraising for RLS-UK, by visiting the JustGiving website.

 

http://www.justgiving.com/sarah-blanksby

 

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