15 June 2021
Sophie, Lower Sixth
Lower Sixth students wore purple on Friday 28 May to raise money for the charity Young Epilepsy and to celebrate National Epilepsy Week, which ran from 24-30 May. After giving an assembly earlier in the week, where I explained more about epilepsy, my experience of the condition and the themes for this year’s National Epilepsy Week, #BeyondCovid and #OnTopOfEpilepsy, I was overwhelmed by the love and support shown to me as my fellow Lower Sixth Formers arrived at school decked out in purple on Friday morning.
After being unable to celebrate purple day together last year due to COVID, it truly was special to be able to come together and raise money for such an incredible charity. Over the past year, Young Epilepsy has evolved to adapt to the new world of technology, introducing two new online platforms, The Channel and The Hub, to provide information about epilepsy, share stories about the condition, and to help young people and their parents navigate the condition. These websites, along with the charity’s specialist school, St Piers College, in nearby Lingfield, and its other education and support services are vitally important as Young Epilepsy is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting young people with epilepsy. So it was absolutely incredible that we managed to raise a wonderful £125.94!
I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who wore purple and donated to this extremely worthy cause. It means such a lot to me and I know that it will go a long way in helping Young Epilepsy to continue with its vital work.