People with epilepsy in Torbay and South Devon are set to benefit from better epilepsy care thanks to the appointment of a new epilepsy Sapphire Nurse. The new nurse post, which is funded by national charity Epilepsy Action for the first year, is helping to improve the lives of adults with epilepsy across the area. Around 51,000 people are living with epilepsy in the south west.
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The Torbay Branch of UK-wide charity Epilepsy Action is hosting an ‘Epilepsy Action in the Community’ event in Torbay to support people living with epilepsy. The event aims to raise awareness of epilepsy and offers the chance for people with epilepsy to meet others with the condition. It also gives families affected by epilepsy the opportunity to take part in a unique surfing experience. Around 52,000 people are living with epilepsy in the south west.
A young Okehampton author and illustrator, who has epilepsy, is inviting locals to join her and enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake, all in the name of charity.
Katherine Curtis, 12, who has written and illustrated her first book, Herbie the Horse Goes on Holiday, is holding a National Tea and Cake Break to raise funds and awareness for Epilepsy Action. The charity supports people with epilepsy, including the 63,400 children living with epilepsy across the UK.