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Sgt. Pepper and epilepsy

Sgt. Pepper's 50th anniversary, but who is connected to epilepsy?

Thursday 1 June marked exactly 50 years since the release of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ by The Beatles. The cover is best known for featuring more than 60 historic figures of the 19th and 20th Centuries, including the Fab Four.

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Young Epilepsy CEO calls for better medical aid in schools

In November last year, Nasar Ahmed died at the age of 14 after having a fatal allergic reaction in his school in Hackney. The recent inquest found that his care plan was missing crucial information and that school staff often didn’t check the content of pupils’ healthcare plans.

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Public lack confidence in supporting people with epilepsy - new poll shows

A new poll has revealed that there is a worrying lack of public confidence in knowing how to help someone who is having a seizure.

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Sleep and Epilepsy discussed in annual Young Epilepsy Research Masterclass

Between Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April 2017, Young Epilepsy was proud to host their annual two-day Research Masterclass.

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Families from across the UK join fourth annual Purple Walk

A massive thank you to everyone who signed up and came along on the day to raise funds, awareness and support those living with epilepsy.

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Family share why they took part in Purple Walk

The reason Team Parry, consisting of mum, dad, Arla and their own cheer squad, took part in Purple Walk is to support their brave 22-month-old daughter Arla who lives with Dravet Syndrome.

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Richard ‘Rich’ Byatt

Rich was nine years old when he was first diagnosed with nocturnal seizures. His family were shocked and felt guilty for not picking up the indicators sooner – particularly as his mother has partial and complex epilepsy.

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Young Epilepsy Trustee wins prestigious neurology award

On Sunday, Professor Helen Cross OBE, The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy, was presented with the prestigious Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) during the 69th AAN Annual Meeting.

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London Marathon Runners 2017

Congrats to this year’s Virgin London Marathon runners

Our phenomenal 13 athletes completed the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of Young Epilepsy. Our supporters who were part of the record breaking 40,000 runners, put on a purple vest to take on the tough 26.2 mile route through the capital.

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Start line for London Marathon

The big day has arrived for our London Marathon runners!

The London Marathon has finally arrived for our runners. Months and months of dedicated training have finally come to an end all in preparation for today.

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