Calling all Tweeters…On 31 January the Education Committee will be holding a Q&A session with Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove.
MPs on the Committee want to ensure their questions reflect the most pressing concerns in the world of education and want to hear what questions you would put to the Minister.
We’re delighted to announce that P&G has donated £6,000 to Young Epilepsy’s Epilepsy Education 4 Schools training programme.
The donation will enable Young Epilepsy to provide epilepsy training and lessons free of charge to twelve schools in the Weybridge area, where P&G’s head office is based. The funding will also help set up a support group for families in the local community that are affected by epilepsy.
We were delighted when Brentford FC defender Leon Legge made a surprise visit to Young Epilepsy’s headquarters just before Christmas.
The Bees star, who has epilepsy and is one of our celebrity ambassadors, was in the area and kindly dropped off some signed pictures and other items that will be used to raise funds for Young Epilepsy.
Merlin actor Nathaniel Parker took centre stage to represent Young Epilepsy on the BBC’s 2011 Celebrity Mastermind Christmas special on Friday, 6 January 2012.
Nathaniel, most famous for his roles in Merlin and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, took on quiz master John Humphreys to raise £2,750 Young Epilepsy - narrowly missing first place by just two points.
A long term supporter of our charity, Nathaniel appeared alongside comedian, Jason Manford; former Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, who was crowned
Celebrity Mastermind and Strictly Come Dancing’s Erin Boag.
Nathaniel's specialist subject was the Marx Brothers’ films. He attended filming in Manchester to take part in the show, which has attracted over 5.5 million views in the past.
Young Epilepsy has congratulated its President Sir Gerald Acher on receiving the Knights Bachelor in the New Years Honours List 2012.
Young Epilepsy ambassador Dai Greene has taken a runner-up prize in this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Young Epilepsy caught up with Dai as he made his way to the star studded bash in Manchester. Watch now to hear what he had to say and his special message to Young Epilepsy supporters.
Furzefield Primary School have kindly fundraised for Young Epilepsy over the festive season and raised an incredible £435.92. The money was raised through various events such as their Christmas fayre, but it was the choir who largely raised the money; singing outside tescos and at a lights switch on.
Earlier this morning there was some snowfall at our Lingfield headquarters and in the surrounding areas leading so some minor traffic disruption.
The small amount of snow that settled has melted and any traffic problems have now passed.
No further snow is expected over the next few days but cold weather is forecast. While we do not envisage any problems, we advise, parents, carers or anyone else visiting the site to check their route and weather forecast before commencing their journey.
In view of the weather forecast, which is predicting light snow, Steve Love Director Children & Young People’s Services has decided to reopen both school & college on Tues 22nd of January.
Staff, from all parts of Young Epilepsy have supported the students today and the pathways have been cleared to enable safe transitions. We are looking forward to getting back to normal but will, of course keep an eye on the weather and ensure that we are able to respond appropriately.
Many thanks for your understanding.
TV news presenter Nicholas Owen has turned on the Christmas tree lights at the national children’s charity, Young Epilepsy, at a special festive event.
The 20ft high tree - located at the centre of the Young Epilepsy campus – has been adorned with stars from the charity’s
reach for the stars Christmas campaign which has so far raised over £4,000 to help children and young people living with epilepsy.