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Stories about awareness

Black and blue for Purple Day – epilepsy and the ‘black eye’ advert

25 Mar 2014

In a bid to highlight the serious impact that epilepsy can have, Epilepsy Action has placed a powerful advert in The Independent epilepsy supplement. It shows real photos of a girl’s black eye – the result of a tonic-clonic seizure. Peter Fox speaks to Megan – the girl in the photos – and explores the reasoning behind this imagery

Lavender girl

21 Mar 2014

Peter Fox speaks to Purple Day founder Cassidy Megan about creating her own awareness day – which has become the biggest international awareness day for epilepsy

National Volunteer Awards

28 Mar 2013

award winnersOn Wednesday 27 February, Epilepsy Action hosted its first annual National Volunteer Awards.

The awards aim to recognise the support and dedication provided by Epilepsy Action volunteers. A total of 12 awards were presented across eight categories.

The Farrell family won an award for fundraising, after brothers Sebastian, Tan and Alex raised £10,000 for Epilepsy Action along with their father Kevin. They cycled from Copenhagen in Denmark to their home town of Warrington, Cheshire. The inspiring journey was in memory of Felicity, sister of the three boys. She passed away in 2008 due to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

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