Media Release: What can you do that’s new?

WHAT will you be doing for National Epilepsy Week? 13 – 19 June 2010.

You can take part in National Epilepsy Week in lots of different ways.

The key theme of National Epilepsy Week 2010 is epilepsy and the under-25s. Our focus is on epilepsy information for children and young people.

Our forthcoming events for National Epilepsy Week –

13-19 June                 Cuillin FM radio broadcast NEW advert

14 June                      Information display, NInewells Hospital, Dundee

14-18 June                 Celebrity coffee mornings/afternoon teas, Glasgow/Edinburgh

14 June                      Constituency photo calls with MSPs

15, 16, 17 June         JEC exhibition stand, Scottish Parliament

16 June                      Epilepsy Scotland parliamentary reception and book launch

17 June                      Garden Lobby photo call with MSPs

18 June                      Constituency photo calls with MSPs

19 June                      Parachute jump, St Andrews

19 June                      Titan Crane abseil, Glasgow

On 16 June 2010, we will be launching two illustrated children’s booklets about epilepsy at our parliamentary reception.


Notes to the editor

* For case studies contact Allana Parker, communications manager, Epilepsy Scotland on 0141 419 1701.

* Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.  We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 130 people. We represent nearly 40,000 Scots with epilepsy, their families and carers.

* Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers advice, support and information. People can email (enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk), text 07786 209501, or download information from our website: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

* For more details about National Epilepsy Week please contact: Allana Parker, communications manager on: 0141 419 1701 or 07884 012 147.

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