22 November 2013
Why not ho-ho-host a Jolly Jumper Day and help children with epilepsy?
Join in the festive fun with Young Epilepsy and host a Jolly Jumper Day in aid of children and young people living with the condition in the UK.
Young Epilepsy is appealing for as many people as possible to host a fabulously festive and fun Jolly Jumper Day. All you need to do is dig out your best (or worst) festive pullover and choose a day for you and your family, friends, students or colleagues to be ‘jolly’ during December. Donate £2 to Young Epilepsy to support children and young people with the condition.
No jolly jumper? No problem! Simply decorate an everyday jumper with tinsel and baubles to create that Yule time vibe. You can enjoy festive snacks and have a competition for best and worst dressed jumper of the day.
Natalie Sweeden, Head of Revenue Fundraising at Young Epilepsy, said; “This is a fabulous Christmassy event that everyone can get involved in. If you are inspired to host a Jolly Jumper Day, get in contact and we will send everything you need to have a festive occasion. Make sure you send us pictures; we cannot wait to see your wacky and tacky jumpers.
“Thank you for supporting Young Epilepsy, all the proceeds from Jolly Jumper Day will go to the charity, helping children and young people living with the condition.”
For all our Christmas activity, please visit: youngepilepsy.org.uk/christmas.
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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.