Celebrities who put pen to paper and doodled for charity have raised over £10,500 for Epilepsy Action. A host of famous faces had their scribbles auctioned off on eBay over ten days, with Turner prize-winner Grayson Perry’s doodle going for the highest price at £2,650. It is the third time his doodle has fetched major funds for Epilepsy Action’s National Doodle Day.
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Purple Day, 26 March 2015 is the global day for epilepsy awareness. To mark this, UK charity Epilepsy Action asks; ‘What does epilepsy look like?’. In this unique project, Epilepsy Action has collaborated with people with epilepsy to document their condition during the last year. The result is a series of photographic journeys that show the impact of epilepsy on the individual’s daily life; from the bumps and bruises of seizure-related accidents to managing multiple medicines and major life events.
National charity Epilepsy Action is supporting new strengthened guidance issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This guidance highlights the information doctors must give to women with epilepsy, of child-bearing age, about the risks associated with taking sodium valproate in pregnancy.