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“Not every condition is always visible”

“Not every condition is always visible.” I live with Epilepsy. I have lived with this condition for going on 24 years. I was diagnosed with this condition when I was 4 years old. I had a seizure while sitting on the worktop age 4 while watching my mother make my…

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Purple Day 2015

March the 26th is a very special day for those with Epilepsy. It’s Purple day. Purple day is a day to raise awareness of Epilepsy and its a international Occassion. We wanted to do something bigger than we had done previous years, we had done wearing purple, planting purple plants,…

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Purple hearts for Valentines day

Did you know that St Valentine is the patron saint of Epilepsy? Epilepsy has been recognized for at least 4000 years. The ancient Egyptians, Hindus, Aztecs and Incas, considered it an affliction linked to the gods. Though there was never a rationale behind why some were affected by it, the disorder was…

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A Mother & Daughter share stories

ABOUT MUM  My mum  is a very special Mother. She has raised a independent minded, confident, strong lady through more adversity that many of us can even begin to comprehend. Her unconditional love and support never waivers.  In addition to her strength and courage, she has had to face the…

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Resolutions – Happy New Year

Happy new year to you all. Its always been a confusing thought to me about new years resolutions – so I stopped and started to think about them….. I have watched people over a while and despite A New Year, a new start –  why do people still hold grudges?,…

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Brain Waves By The Sea

Brain Waves By The Sea  Brain Waves By The Sea Was held at Makcari’s the Bandstand, Herne Bay on 13th December. It was another event which added £160 to our goal. The christmas themed gift fair was a successful day where the community could support the charity and also get…

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Static Cycle Relay – Lloyds

Static Cycle Relay  Lloyds Bank staff did Team Jo Epilepsy Foundation proud after committing to a challenge of a sponsored static bike relay. The Lloyds team kept the wheels turning all day. From the opening of the doors until closing time the bike kept turning.  Even the manager Vicky took on…

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Hospital Appointment

National Hospital Of Neurology & Neurosurgery So today I went to the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery for the 2nd time. It was first planned that I would be staying here for a week this month however due to waiting lists and I’m sure many other aspects of admitting…

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Easy Free Fundraising

I have just written my first press release!  Its about our new easy way of fundraising via easyfundraising.org.uk. easyfundraising.org.uk is a free service that allows good causes across the UK to register their cause online for free donations when supporters shop online. Over 2,700 online retailers available via easyfundraising.org.uk including…

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Lloyds Bank Charity Stand

Lloyds Bank Charity Stand  7th October 2014 we were asked to have a charity stand at Lloyds bank Herne Bay to introduce ourselves to customers and staff. Lloyds bank are sponsoring Team Jo Epilepsy Foundation and have charity pots available for you to donate. We also have wristbands on sale…