Daily Telegraph half page – 25 January – an interview with Caroline Muir and her daughter Anna about Young Epilepsy's new Seizure Diary.
Twenty one schools across east Surrey and in mid Sussex are leading the way to a better future for pupils with epilepsy, thanks to an innovative pilot programme.
The School Epilepsy Champions initiative is aimed at raising awareness of epilepsy.
I am pleased to announce that this year’s raffle proved to be a huge success, although sadly the draw had to be postponed a couple of days because of the inclement weather. However on the 21 December in front of two witnesses the draw was made and validated.
Young Epilepsy has announced further places available for both the Brighton and London marathons.
Want to be on TV? We’ve had a request from Channel 4 looking to feature a family with a child with epilepsy in one of its programmes. Please note Young Epilepsy is simply forwarding the request and will not be involved in the programme:
Work to diagnose and treat epilepsy in children and young people got a huge boost this week with the opening of the UK’s first purpose built childhood epilepsy centre.
Television personality Nicholas Owen, news presenter for the BBC, took time out to visit Young Epilepsy this week, and grasped the opportunity to learn more about the work of this locally based charity.
As a community he said
we should be truly proud of the achievements of this charity and its progressive strategy which is so well depicted by the new Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre which undoubtedly will form the platform for future medical assessment and research.
This new and vibrant handbook is the result of feedback from parents and professionals – we hope it will make a real difference and give a boost to families living with epilepsy. The clearly written 96 page looseleaf A5 handbook is designed to help parents find their way through the maze of information and services.
The young players of the successful Halsford Lions Football Club have really set a shining example, by organising a fundraising event for Young Epilepsy. One of their players was diagnosed with a form of epilepsy this year and to signify their support, the team organised a charity auction securing £400.
Anna Walker CB is the new chair of the Young Epilepsy, the charity announced today.