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.
Young Epilepsy has welcomed the Government’s plans to assess quality of NHS services but warned there is an immediate need to improve care for those with epilepsy.
Guests at a recently held fundraising lunch were treated to a special appearance by guest speaker and Young Epilepsy Vice President, Lady Sandra Howard, helping raise over £3,500 for our charity.
Young Epilepsy ambassador and 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Dai Greene, is in the running for the BBC Sports and BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
The National Health Service (NHS) could save at least £280m over 10 years and improve the lives of hundreds of young people if it improved referrals for epilepsy surgery, charity Young Epilepsy has claimed.
According to various media reports seen by the charity Young Epilepsy, a scene in the film Twilight Breaking Dawn has triggered seizures in people that have photosensitive epilepsy.
Youngsters with epilepsy are getting a poor deal from the education system, new research from Young Epilepsy has revealed.