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Young Epilepsy gives back

Young Epilepsy St Piers College students visit St Martin’s in the Field

The Fairness and Respect club at Young Epilepsy’s St Piers College have been out and about learning about other charitable projects. They visited London and saw the work they do with the homeless project called The Connection at St Martin’s in the Field.

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‘Fat’ drug could treat epilepsy

Young Epilepsy’s response

The BBC has reported that a substance made by the body when it uses fat as fuel could provide a new way of treating epilepsy, experts hope. Researchers in London who have been carrying out preliminary tests of the fatty acid treatment, report their findings in the Neuropharmacology journal.

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The House of Lords debate on epilepsy

Young Epilepsy’s response

The recent debate that took place at the House of Lords highlighted the lack of support given to neurological patients, particularly those with epilepsy, with Baroness Ford raising the many issues faced by those living with the condition.

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Engagement at Downton Abbey

It was an exciting day for us at our Highclere Event but even more so for Rochester couple Emma Harris and Andy Chapman who got engaged in the grounds of Highclere Castle- Home of Downton Abbey, Emma’s favourite TV show.

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Downton Abbey featuring Joan Rivers

Our recent event at Highclere Castle was a fabulous affair, even comedian and television presenter Joan Rivers joined guests for a for a tour around Highclere Castle, the home of Downton Abbey.

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Channel 4’s Food Doctors on Epilepsy

At 8pm on the 24 October 2012, Channel 4 will be airing Food Doctors featuring epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet. The program will follow Charlie, 4, who has recently developed epilepsy and doesn’t respond to medication. You will see Charlie put on the Ketogenic diet which is a high-fat, low carbohydrate and controlled protein diet.

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Parliamentary inquiry hears about life with epilepsy

Students representing St Piers, Young Epilepsy’s specialist college, travelled to the House of Lords to give evidence to an influential parliamentary group.

The two students, Ian Elliot and Arthur Lyle were joined by Rhys Brown who has epilepsy but does not attend St Piers college. The trio addressed the health session of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC).

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Dai Green

“I stopped partying to prevent my fits”

Young Epilepsy ambassador, Dai Greene is the second fastest man in Britain, and has personal experience of living with epilepsy having been diagnosed during his late teens. Dai has talked about his experience with epilepsy, controlling his seizures and why he got into athletics in the Daily Express.

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Birmingham Big Purple Zumba

Calling all dancers! It’s time to strut your stuff at The Big Purple Zumba Party, taking place at The Village Hotel in Solihull, between 9:30am - 11:30am on the 14 October 2012.

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Gone fishing

Students from St Piers School at Young Epilepsy spent the day with the Masonic Trout and Salmon Fishing Charity (MTSFC) at the Coltsford Mill Fishery, managing a catch of nine trout between them. They were each accompanied by an experienced wrangler and were taught to bait, cast off and reel in the catch of the day. Some surprised students also caught clams as well as trout in the Hurst Green lakes.

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