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Young Epilepsy Become Featured Charity

So far we’ve helped Young Epilepsy raise over £1,000 for just by shopping, ordering, and fundraising online via Give as you Live.

About Young Epilepsy

Young Epilepsy is a UK charity that supports over 112,000 children and young people under-25 with epilepsy in the UK. The charity provides a range of services including a helpline, health information resources, training courses for professionals in health, social care and education and the promotion of good practice in schools.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain which causes a tendency to have recurring seizures. The fact that seizures can reoccur is key, as a one-off seizure does not mean it is epilepsy. It can affect anyone, at any age. An epileptic seizure results from a sudden electrical discharge in the brain that causes changes in sensation, behaviour or consciousness.

Seizures can take many forms because the brain is responsible for such a wide range of functions. Seizure symptoms depend on where in the brain this abnormal burst of electrical activity happens. As a result, there are many different types of seizures. Most seizures usually last from a few seconds to a few minutes and usually stop without any treatment.

  • Approximately 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy which is equivalent to around 1 in 103 people.
  • The total number of children aged 4-years and under with epilepsy is approximately 1 in 509.

How can I raise funds for Young Epilepsy?

  • Support Young Epilepsy through Give as you Live, each time you shop online you’ll raise free funds!
  • You can make a one-off donation to Young Epilepsy
  • Purchase a reloadable shopping card and raise each time you top up

Where do the funds raised for Young Epilepsy go?

£10 - Could provide four families with epilepsy information and resources

£70 - Could fund our helpline for a day, supporting families and young people

Better futures for young lives with epilepsy and associated conditions

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