Already included a gift in your will to Epilepsy Action?
If you have already included a gift in your will to Epilepsy Action, thank you so much for your support. Please take a minute to let us know your plans. Not only will it allow us to thank you properly but it will help us plan for the future with greater confidence. Thank you.
Please get in touch if you have any questions about Epilepsy Action or how you can support us with a gift in your will. Whether you're writing a will or administering an estate you can contact Philippa, our legacy manager, on 0113 210 8820 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Epilepsy Action has changed my life. Now I want to make sure they change other people's too. That's why I'm leaving them a donation in my will.
My initial introduction to epilepsy many years ago was manageable to a degree. But, that experience all suddenly changed when my days ahead were thrown into a life-changing existence. Within three weeks, my dear daughter and wonderful mother-in-law passed away. Both sadly failed to regain consciousness due to epileptic seizures. I was heartbroken to the core, and it became an almost impossible struggle to live on.
Of my four children, three developed epilepsy. This was back in the days when there was little knowledge about the condition. I can remember looking the word 'epilepsy' up in the dictionary, desperate to find out what I could. Doctors at the time tried their best to improve my children's epilepsy, but without success.
I can remember nights of not sleeping properly; a teacher refusing to teach my son; requests from school to come and collect my children following seizures. Other parents didn't allow their children to visit our home or be friendly with my children. It was a hugely distressing and lonely time.
Eventually, my pharmacist suggested I get in touch with Epilepsy Action (or the British Epilepsy Association as they were back then). At last I had found someone who knew about epilepsy. Someone who could help us take control of seizures, and put an end to the loneliness and isolation.
We went along to a local Epilepsy Action support group. For my son, just meeting other people with the condition and being able to talk about what he was going through was transformational. Over the years I've seen the same thing time and time again. People have come to meetings in floods of tears, and they have left with confidence and strength. The work that Epilepsy Action does is incredible.
There is still so much more that can be done. Children with epilepsy are still being bullied at school. People in the medical profession still don't know enough about the condition. People with epilepsy can still find it hard to get help. Epilepsy Action want to make sure that nobody faces epilepsy alone.
Right now, it is estimated there are over 100,000 people in the UK living with seizures when they don't need to be. With the right treatment and medication, their seizures could be stopped. Your gift could help Epilepsy Action reach those people and turn their lives around. You could free someone from the harsh realities of living with seizures and give them their life back.
I hope you can think about leaving a gift in your will too. What better thing can you do than support other people through difficult times? That's what life is all about and that's why I'm leaving a legacy. Epilepsy Action changed my life for the better and I want to know that they can carry on helping