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Young Epilepsy’s Glyndebourne Gala Concert brings the house down

The Young Epilepsy Gala Concert held at Glyndebourne opera house on Sunday 29 April has raised a staggering £80,000.

Organised by mezzo soprano Jean Rigby, Mum to St Piers College student, Oliver, the show was hosted by Joanne Lumley OBE and Timothy West CBE. It included performances from some of the top international opera and stage stars including Jean Rigby, Dame Felicity Lott and Ian Bostridge CBE, to name a few.

A great afternoon was had by all and everyone at Young Epilepsy is incredibly grateful for this generous support. The money raised will go towards a new school bus and a music therapy room.

Joanna Lumley OBE and Young Epilepsy’s President, Sir Gerald Acher

Joanna Lumley OBE and Young Epilepsy’s President, Sir Gerald Acher.

Birmingham to host a Big Purple Zumba Party!

Dance lovers from across Birmingham are being urged to join the city’s first ever Big Purple Zumba Party and help raise funds for Young Epilepsy.

Taking place on Sunday 27 May at Birmingham City Football Academy between 11am and 1pm, the event is supported by Birmingham City Football Club, with special guests taking part and showing off their best moves during the two hour dance fest.

To sign up for the Big Purple Zumba Party, go online to mypurplepledge.com/zumba or call Lucy Cooper on 07825 188 821.

People zumba-ing for Young Epilepsy

Young Epilepsy celebrates “Outstanding” Ofsted rating

Young Epilepsy is celebrating after receiving an Outstanding Ofsted rating for some of its residential special school care facilities.

Ofsted inspectors spent three days at Young Epilepsy’s headquarters while they carried out a detailed inspection of three of the residential care homes it operates.

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Brighton and London Marathon

The Brighton and Virgin London Marathon 2012 were two fantastic events which saw 23 individuals running in aid of Young Epilepsy. The atmosphere at both marathons was electric and we are pleased to announce that all our runners finished in their respective times. A huge thank you must go to all our runners for all their hard work, determination and support. Here at Young Epilepsy we are all extremely proud of our runners and can't thank them enough! Well done Team Young Epilepsy!

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The sun shines on Young Epilepsy's Spring Fair

The sun shone down on Young Epilepsy and its first ever Spring Fair at the weekend which was sponsored by Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Thank you to the hundreds of people who joined us for the event in Lingfield and spent generously. The event raised a fantastic £5,126.

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London Marathon

The Virgin London Marathon 2012 was a fantastic event which saw 13 individuals running in aid of Young Epilepsy. The atmosphere was electric and we are pleased to announce that all our runners finished in their respective times. A huge thank you must go to all our runners for all their hard work, determination and support. Here at Young Epilepsy we are all extremely proud of our runners and can't thank them enough! Well done Team Young Epilepsy!

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Final bids are in for Young Epilepsy’s Waterloo Road auction

The exclusive auction of Memorabilia from hit BBC show Waterloo Road has now closed.

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Young Epilepsy responds to Mail Online news article dated 16 April, 2012

“Parents reveal fury after 'heartless' airline charged £660 for oxygen to keep their daughter alive on flight”

Chief Executive of Young Epilepsy David Ford said: “The case of Jolina Barton highlights the barriers that children and young people with epilepsy face every day. It is disgraceful that KLM would charge to provide the oxygen needed to keep a passenger alive and it is even more shocking the carrier would wait until the last moment to inform Jolina’s parents of this policy”.

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Dancing your way to a fortune

Young Epilepsy recently hosted two Zumba parties in East Grinstead and Hatfield to help raise funds and awareness for the charity’s flagship My Purple Pledge fundraising campaign.

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Taste the difference
Sainsbury’s staff host fundraising feast for Young Epilepsy

Staff at Sainsbury’s have raised over £12,000 for national charity, Young Epilepsy. All funds raised will help to make a difference to the 112,000 young people aged 25 and under living with epilepsy in the UK.

The Facilities Management Team at Sainsbury’s Central Retail Division invited company suppliers to a very special dinner and auction as part of the Charity of the Year partnership with Young Epilepsy.

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