This Friday, 26th March marks the children and young peoples charity, Young Epilepsy’s
#gopurple celebrates the International Day of Epilepsy awareness around the globe and is devoted to those young people and their families that live with epilepsy. Raising awareness and talking openly about the condition is key in order to dispel myths around seizures whilst donations can offer vital support and care to those living with the disorder Young Epilepsy is a charity that is incredibly close to the hearts of Embridge Consulting and is also our chosen charity to support in 2021.
Facing serious surgery in an attempt to determine the ferocity of his seizures and missing out on friends and learning, Leo remains a positive and fun loving child despite all the trauma his young body has been exposed to.
It can affect anyone, at any age, from any walk of life.
Approximately 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy which is equivalent to around 1 in 103 people.
The total number of children aged 4 years and under with epilepsy is approximately 1 in 509
The number of children and young people aged 18 years and under with epilepsy is near 1 in 220.
Misdiagnosis rates in the United Kingdom are between 20–31%.
In the UK, 70% of the population with epilepsy could be seizure free with the right treatment.
Currently only 52% of the population of people with epilepsy are seizure free.
Making a difference with their amazing contributions
We have been recently moved by the vision and generosity of a young woman, Scarlett Menzies who at just 17 was faced with the daunting reality of ‘what next’ having left school last summer in the middle of a global pandemic. Refusing to be dictated by Covid19, Scarlett went on to set up her own fragrance company Fragrance Fix and just 5 months on is flourishing in both business, integrity and maturity.
Touched by Leos story, Scarlett has responded by pledging her entire April profits from her new fragrance business to Young Epilepsy. WOW!!!!!!!
Read Scarletts journey here and while you’re at it, why not head over to Fragrance Fix where you can pick up the perfect gift for a loved one this Easter. Inexpensive, thoughtful and healthier than chocolate this beautiful gifts will bring a smile to everyone this holiday whilst helping children like Leo.
This Friday, Tanya is once again the gift that keeps giving. TMG Fitness will be holding a Young Epilepsy event to endorse fitness, injecting some light hearted fun into an otherwise dull lockdown Friday evening, whilst raising money for our favourite charity.
The event starts at 6.15pm and costs just £6. There will be 2 fitness classes (all abilities catered for, kids included) and prizes for best dressed – PURPLE is a good place to start! Check out the details here and get booking the CHARITY EVENT…HiiT me baby one more time! HiiT the road Jack #GOPURPLE.
Why not just donate and watch everyone else do the hard work?
Young Epilepsy is the ONLY charity in the UK to provide so many invaluable services for children suffering from epilepsy, including a helpline for parents, training for teachers and carers, support for teenagers in finding further education and work placements, plus much needed research into the debilitating condition.
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