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Special education needs, support and advice from national charity

National charity Young Epilepsy is pleased to invite parents and carers from across England to a workshop about special educational needs funding.

The one-hour workshop, which is part of a half-day Open Day at the charity’s headquarters, will take place on Wednesday 14 March, and will be led by Deborah Hay, a barrister at Hardwicke and Imelda Brennan, solicitor at Langley Wellington LLP.

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Neurological nurse specialists; a vital resource under threat

Lancet Neurology article: Neurological nurse specialists - a vital resource under threat

Josh Coleman, Young Epilepsy Director of National Services said:

Young Epilepsy wholeheartedly supports the issues raised in Mario Christodoulou’s Lancet Neurology article which should ring alarm bells for those commissioning health services across the country. As a charity we are gravely concerned about any threat to the provision of services to those living with epilepsy and that includes provision of epilepsy nurses.

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World Champion Dai wins gold for Young Epilepsy

Young Epilepsy ambassador and World Champion 400 metre hurdler, Dai Greene, has got 2012 off to a running start by representing Young Epilepsy in an Olympics special of The Cube.

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Question Time!

Put your epilepsy questions to leading epilepsy expert

Do you have an epilepsy related question you would like to put to a leading expert?

In February, Young Epilepsy will be interviewing Professor Helen Cross, The Prince of Wales's Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and we want to know what questions you have.

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Call to action – submit a question to the Secretary of State for Education

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.

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Donation from P&G (Procter & Gamble) enables Young Epilepsy to provide schools training

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.

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Brentford FC defender Leon Legge makes surprise visit to Young 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.

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Nathaniel Parker supports Young Epilepsy on Celebrity Mastermind

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 Parker 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 President Sir Gerald Acher awarded Knights Bachelor

Young Epilepsy has congratulated its President Sir Gerald Acher on receiving the Knights Bachelor in the New Years Honours List 2012.

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Young Epilepsy ambassador Dai Greene runner-up in BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011

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.

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