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Celebrity ambassadors and supporters

Young Epilepsy is working with a wealth of high profile supporters, who are keen to help us spread the word about the condition and raise awareness for children and young people living with epilepsy across the UK.


Philip was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy when he was just 19 years old. He is an ambassador for Young Epilepsy...

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Nicholas is a well known journalist, writer and news reader. He has been a Vice President and ambassador of Young Epilepsy...

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Leon plays for Gillingham FC as a central defender. Leon has first-hand experience of epilepsy - at 16 years old he...

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Dai is a Welsh hurdler who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles event and competes internationally for both Wales and Great...

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Himesh who plays Tamwar in BBC soap Eastenders, is a supporter of Young Epilepsy. In 2013 he presented at the inaugural...

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Peter met Young Epilepsy St Piers student Sam when Sam started work experience in Peter’s East Grinstead cafe, New York Coffee...

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Internationally acclaimed DJ Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, has helped to raise money for Young Epilepsy by running the Royal Parks...

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Miriam Stoppard, OBE is an author, television presenter and agony aunt. Dr Miriam Stoppard appeared at the 2013 Young Epilepsy Champions Awards...

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Mark is a first team player for Super League club, St Helens. He first got involved through our ‘My Purple Pledge’...

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Martyn is a talented 400 metres runner and has run in a variety of competitions. Martyn has a personal connection with...

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Nathaniel, who starred in the BBC’s Merlin, is a supporter of Young Epilepsy. He has taken part in BBC Celebrity Mastermind...

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Jordan is a Scottish born Australian actor who played Andrew Robinson in Neighbours. His character's storyline involved him coming to terms...

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Misdiagnosis rates in the United Kingdom are between 20–31%.

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