During National Volunteer Week (June 1-7) Epilepsy Society would like to pay tribute to the unsung heroes everywhere who give so much of their time to help others.
We would especially like to say a big thank you to the wonderful volunteers who are so crucial to the work of our charity.
Some visit schools and talk to pupils about epilepsy, while others help children, teenagers and adults at special neurology and epilepsy clinics in hospitals throughout the country, handing out information and giving support to people with epilepsy, their families, carers and others in the community.
In the UK one in every 100 people lives with epilepsy, many feel stigmatised and isolated.
Our volunteers work tirelessly reaching out and providing helpful information leaflets on all aspects of the condition – information which can enable people to better manage their epilepsy.
More information about epilepsy and the issues which surround it, and volunteering opportunities, can be found at www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/volunteer
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