Leading charity Young Epilepsy has called for greater awareness of the educational needs of young people with epilepsy at a Westminster reception.
Young Epilepsy Education Officer Melanie Nunn, who addressed delegates at the Joint Epilepsy Council event, said whilst huge effort has rightly been put into addressing the medical needs of children and young people living with the condition, more must be done to help them achieve their full academic potential.
Young Epilepsy has congratulated Vice President Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE DL after being awarded the Knights Bachelor in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2012.
Sir Richard received the award in recognition of his work with charities. A keen philanthropist, Sir Richard has been involved with Young Epilepsy for a number of years.
The working farm at Young Epilepsy’s campus in Lingfield has won 1st and 2nd place prizes at the South of England Show. Two year old sow, Alison took home second prize in the breeding sow class and seven month old boar, Lil’ Alex, took first in the boar class and went on to claim the reserved male champion award as well. They are Oxford Sandy and Black pedigrees – a rare English breed.
Santander has funded and built a brand new ‘low ropes’ adventure area for the students of Young Epilepsy as part of their annual ‘Big Challenge’. It has taken over 140 staff three days to complete the woodland area, which consists of a vine walk, a balance beam, a Burma bridge, stepping stones and much more.
Young Epilepsy and Coronation Street have come together to offer a fantastic giveaway as part of the Young Epilepsy fundraising campaign, My Purple Pledge.
The prize consists of a large picture of the cast and 27 individual character cards, all with signatures.
To enter, simply answer the following question: What date did Young Epilepsy’s ‘My Purple Pledge’ 2012 campaign start?
Young Epilepsy is so grateful to the Fonthill Foundation, which has helped us help others by funding a new sensory room at one of our residential houses (Williams Upper). This sensory room provides a relaxing yet stimulating environment for our students, who live with severe epilepsy. The facility is particularly useful for the times when students are too ill to attend school, as it provides them with learning and development opportunities in times such as these.
New research published today by the charity Young Epilepsy reveals that young people are stigmatised, and their health and wellbeing are put at risk because many have a poor knowledge and understanding of the condition.
Young Epilepsy has welcomed the National Health Service’s decision to increase capacity for epilepsy surgery at four hospitals in England.
Young Epilepsy welcomes National Epilepsy Week- the UK wide initiative to raise awareness of the condition which affects 600,000 people in the UK, 112,000 of which are aged 25 and under.
UK National Epilepsy Week takes place between 20-26 May and during that time Young Epilepsy will be releasing new research findings and brand new videos about the condition.
Joanna Lumley OBE led a wealth of classical talent for a special once in a lifetime concert at Glyndebourne Opera House recently and raised a staggering £80,000 for Young Epilepsy – the UK’s only national charity dedicated to children and young people living with epilepsy.