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East Midlands Press Releases

Young Northampton girl pens children’s book for epilepsy charity

3 December, 2013

A young Northampton native, who has epilepsy, has written and illustrated her first book, with a portion of the proceeds going to Epilepsy Action. The charity supports people with epilepsy, including the 63,400 children living with epilepsy across the UK.

Katherine Curtis, 12, who is originally from Northampton and now lives in Devon, has written and illustrated a children’s book, called Herbie the Horse Goes on Holiday. Ten per cent of proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Epilepsy Action.

Nottingham support event for families affected by epilepsy

7 November, 2013

Families across Nottingham who are affected by epilepsy are being invited to attend a one-day information and awareness workshop. Hosted by Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation, it will explore many aspects of living with epilepsy.

The event will take place on Saturday 23 November at Crowne Plaza, Wollaton Street, Nottingham, from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Ideal for young people, parents and carers, attendees will have the chance to find out more about epilepsy and how it can affect daily life in the family.

Derby woman gets a mauve on to raise purple pounds for epilepsy charity

18 March, 2013

A Derby woman is bringing some colour to town to celebrate the fifth annual Purple Day, the international day to raise awareness and funds for epilepsy. Mary Dixon, who has epilepsy, is organising a purple-themed day at the Cathedral Café in Derby. The day will raise money for Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation. The charity is calling on people across the UK to ‘get a mauve on and raise purple pounds’ by creating special purple-themed events and challenges.