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Charity applauds NHS plan to provide more epilepsy surgery

Young Epilepsy’s campaigning pays off

Young Epilepsy has welcomed the National Health Service’s decision to increase capacity for epilepsy surgery at four hospitals in England.

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National Epilepsy Week

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.

Stars’ support generates ‘absolutely fabulous’ funds for Young Epilepsy

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.

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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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