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6 last-minute running tips you’ll thank us for

The London Marathon is only a couple of days away now and we’re sure the nerves are starting to kick in. So below, we have shared some practical tips to help you stay safe and run your very best for team purple!

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Virgin London Marathon: The runners stories

Thousands of runners will grace the streets for the London Marathon this Sunday, 23 April. The challenging 26.2 mile route goes through the heart of London finishing in Westminster, near Buckingham Palace.

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Congratulations to this year’s Brighton Marathon runners!

Our phenomenal athletes completed the Brighton Marathon on behalf of Young Epilepsy this weekend. Our supporters were part of the UK’s favourite 26.2 miler seaside marathon in one of the country’s most vibrant cities.

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Best of luck to our runners taking part in the Brighton Marathon

We have four amazing athletes participating in the Brighton Marathon this Sunday 9 April, all of whom will be representing their purple vests with pride for the 26.2 mile route beside the sea.

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Nine out of ten schools not following law on medical support

An investigation by the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance has shown that nine out of ten schools are not complying with the law on support for children with medical conditions such as epilepsy. Since 2014, state schools in England have been required to have a policy in place to make sure children who have healthcare needs are safe, included and achieve their potential.

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Girl takes on fastest zip wire in the world after boyfriend dies from SUDEP

Shannon’s boyfriend, Volkan, tragically passed away due to sudden expected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Here, she tells Young Epilepsy her story and explains why she’s going through such lengths to raise awareness.

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Q&A with BBC One Casualty's Emily Carey

Young Epilepsy recently reported on an episode of BBC One’s Casualty, which saw Grace, played by Emily Carey, experiencing a tonic clonic seizure after she was diagnosed with brain damage following a head injury. After reaching out to Emily, Young Epilepsy agreed for her to do a Q&A with the charity’s supporters. They responded in high volumes. Here’s Emily answering these key questions.

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Purple Day 2019 was a great success here on campus and across the UK

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7 easy steps to better sleep

Lack of sleep is not good for anyone, particularly for those with epilepsy. In some individuals being overtired can even make a seizure more likely to occur. Below are a few tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.

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Pancake day – Nut free pancake recipe

To celebrate Pancake Day, we are sharing a nut free pancake recipe from Matthews Friends.

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