A group of four UWS students, in partnership with the charity Epilepsy Scotland, are hosting an awareness and fundraising event on December 2nd 2016 – Room D143, Paisley Campus.
Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in the world. In Scotland, it affects 1 in 97 people and that is about 54,000 of the whole population.
Epilepsy Scotland is a charity organisation campaigning and advocating for those affected for over 55 years.
Their services among others include:
• A free and confidential helpline.
• A contact service which provides free information and support to professionals, individuals with epilepsy as well as family members and carers.
• A 1-1 support and outreach service for adults with epilepsy, acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities and mental health issues among other disabilities.
• Several group services including an adult activity group, a youth group in Edinburgh and an adult support group.
Due to funding issues, the charity needs to raise £500,000 a year so they can continue to be a lifeline to individuals.