Where your money goes
We have one mission – to create better futures for children and young people living with epilepsy.
It has only been with your support that we have been able to achieve so much for young people with epilepsy and their families:
- We saw the launch of the life changing Transitions project in London which is supporting young people struggling with their epilepsy, move from education into adulthood.
- We launched the Connect programme in regions across the UK which is providing vital support for 450 young people with epilepsy and their families, reducing isolation and increasing independence.
- We also saw the opening of the brand new Griffiths Therapy & Work Skills Centre on our Lingfield campus helping young people with the most complex epilepsy to gain valuable life skills to take into the community.
Read more about the new Griffiths Therapy & Work Skills Centre
- Over 105 schools and more than 1100 staff in Merseyside have received our training which has also educated over 2,500 pupils through assemblies and workshops. This has been invaluable in helping to dispel the stigma that surrounds epilepsy amongst young people themselves, building an inclusive learning and social environment for children with epilepsy.
- Young people entering further or higher education have been supported through our Higher Education project funded by The James Lewis Foundation. Over 400,000 students now have direct access to a dedicated member of staff who has an understanding of the impact epilepsy can have on a young person’s education and lifestyle. Now 29 higher education institutions have achieved our ‘Epilepsy Friendly’ mark.
- Plus we have almost finished the fundraising campaign to build our brand new School for children and young people who are the affected by their epilepsy and other associated conditions.
Find out more about the new school
You have also helped us:
- Train 1,740 healthcare professionals on epilepsy treatments, medication and impact on learning and behaviour.
- Deliver epilepsy awareness training to over 180 school staff.
- Educate over 2,500 children in more than 60 schools to raise awareness, fight the stigma and keep young people with epilepsy safe.
- Provide a support group and events for over 100 parents to receive training, address their epilepsy concerns and most importantly meet other parents who can know what they are going through.
It has been a BIG year and we could not have achieved it without you!