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North East England Press Releases

New Ashington epilepsy coffee and chat support group

8 Nov 2013

Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation, is launching a coffee and chat group to support people affected by epilepsy in Ashington.

The first drop-in event will be held on Monday 25 November from 11.00am to 12.30pm at the Crossroads Coffee Shop, 2 Myrtle Street, Ashington. The meetings will help people affected by epilepsy, including family, friends and carers. They will provide an informal setting for people to support each other and share experiences.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne man goes the extra mile for epilepsy charity

5 Sep 2012

A Newcastle-upon-Tyne man is preparing to lace up his running shoes to complete the Bupa Great North Run. Ian Gilmour is taking part to raise funds for national charity Epilepsy Action. The charity provides advice and support to the 600,000 people with epilepsy in the UK.

Ian, (38), will attempt the prestigious 13.1 miles through Tyneside on Sunday 16 September. He has chosen to take part for Epilepsy Action has his fiancée is an epilepsy nurse specialist. Through this, Ian says he has found about the problems people with epilepsy can face.