24 July 2013
Early bird catches the discount
Children’s charity Young Epilepsy returns to Lingfield Park for a thrilling day of racing on 16 October 2013. Book your place now and receive an early bird discount offer, available until the end of July.
Beginning at noon with a champagne reception in the Pavilion Suite, followed by a delicious three-course lunch, racing, live auction, afternoon tea and fantastic grand prize draw. There will be seven races to enjoy and take a flutter on.
Local charity Young Epilepsy is also based in Lingfield, Surrey and offers specialist services to children and young people with epilepsy and other complex needs. The charity also works to better the lives of the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under with the condition across the UK.
Kylie Prankerd, Events Organiser at Young Epilepsy, said:“This is our most popular event of the year! You will be one of 250 guests who will be enjoying the day in this gorgeous setting, placing a few bets and bidding for some amazing prizes in our auction."
“Join us on this fabulous day where you will be helping to create better futures for young lives with epilepsy.”
Notes to editors
Young Epilepsy is the national charity working exclusively on behalf of children and young people with epilepsy. With over 100 years of experience we are a leading provider of specialist health and education services. The charity offers support, information, training for health, social care and education professionals and campaigns to improve access to, and quality of, health and education services.
Facts and stats
- Epilepsy is the most common serious childhood neurological condition. There are 60,000 children and young people aged 18 and under, and 112,000 aged 25 and under, living with epilepsy in the UK.
- On average there is a child with epilepsy in every primary school and five in every secondary school.
- There are around 600,000 people in the UK diagnosed with epilepsy. That’s about one in every 131 people. There are around 50 million people with epilepsy in the world. Around 75 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day
- Epilepsy is a neurological condition - which means it affects the brain.
- Epilepsy is described as the tendency to have seizures. Epilepsy is only diagnosed after the person has had more than one seizure.
- Seizures are sometimes called ‘fits’ or ‘attacks’. Seizures happen when there is a sudden interruption in the way the brain normally works.