Introducing our new Ayrshire Information Service

 

Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young explains the exciting launch of our new Ayrshire Information Service.

We are committed to supporting the 55,000 people who are living with epilepsy across Scotland. Of that 55,000 nearly 4000 are living with epilepsy in Ayrshire alone.

Therefore, we are delighted to announce that we will be launching a new weekly Ayrshire Information Service. This will be based at the Baird Centre, within Hansel Village, from Wednesday 17 July.

Ayrshire Information Service

Having a base in Ayrshire as well as our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh will help us continue to provide vital information, support and guidance across the country.

This new service will provide people living locally or in the surrounding areas the chance to receive a range of free information materials. This ranges from epilepsy factsheets, seizure diaries to occupational health guides and so much more.

It is also a chance for anyone living with epilepsy to receive one to one support and guidance from one of our Helpline & Information Officers.

This is a very exciting phase in expanding the work we already do. It is also a big step towards meeting our aims and objectives more widely.

The new information service in Ayrshire is just one of several exciting developments we will be making over the course of the next few months.

People can drop in or book an appointment by calling 0808 800 2200 or emailing contact@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.

 

Skydive

There are only a few weeks to go until I will be doing a 10,000 ft tandem skydive to raise money for Epilepsy Scotland.

Many children, men and women who are living with epilepsy face their own fears every single day.

Will I have a seizure? When will I have a seizure? Will I hurt myself?

I know from personal experience the impact a diagnosis of epilepsy can have on the person. Also, their family and their community.

My daughter was diagnosed aged 10 months. In fact, she told me I had to do it!

It would be great to help me beat my target and sponsor me as generously as you can, so Epilepsy Scotland can support those living with epilepsy.

To donate visit www.justgiving/fundraising/lesslie-young1.

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