Epilepsy support group enjoy fun day out at Go Ape!
Young Epilepsy connect worker Sameera blogs about her great day out with her support group at Go Ape in Leeds Castle.
Here’s what she had to say:
July has certainly been a fantastically productive and busy month for me! In between the usual meetings I have had with schools and parents as part of the Connect Project in Kent; I organised a nice day out for all the lovely young people and families I support so that they could meet each other and well… just Go Ape!
We all met up in Leeds Castle over in Maidstone at the Go Ape outdoor adventure park and had a fun time climbing around in a tree top adventure. I have to say; I was a little nervous, but, as they usually do, the young people showed me how it’s done and I had a brilliant time!
It was also a great opportunity for parents to meet each other, sit down and chat and relax in the sunshine (it was a very hot day). I was joined by epilepsy specialist nurse Diana Roberts from Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust who is always keen to get involved and help us out. Diana has previously raised money for Young Epilepsy by taking on a skydive so she was no stranger to heights.
We were lucky to have 12 people take part in the climb, which was brilliant! All in all, 11 young people and 6 parents came along which was a really fantastic turnout.
I am now planning our next outing for the project, if you or someone you are related to is aged 0-25 and lives with epilepsy, then please do get in touch, we currently have Connect groups in Kent, Essex and Blackpool/Preston!