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19 April 2016

Epilepsy Society congratulates Graham Judge on winning award

Epilepsy Society's sports coach Graham Judge has won a prestigious Dignity Award for his work with residents at Epilepsy Society in Chalfont St Peter.

Graham, who coaches the Phoenix Team in sports including archery and boccia, was awarded for championing the dignity of people with disabilities in Buckinghamshire.

Graham, pictured back row, second from the left, won the award for dignity in the category of Social Care.  The Dignity in Care campaign was launched in 2006 with the aim of putting dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services by awarding and promoting the work of Dignity Champions to improve standards of care for people who use services.

Everything Graham does is about respect

The nomination details say Graham "gives his time selflessly and sees each member of the team as a person rather than someone with a disability."  It goes on to say "  Everything Graham does is about respect, it is at the heart of him and his philosophy."

Epilepsy Society Chief Executive Officer David Marshall said: " This is a really well deserved award. Graham has worked at Epilepsy Society for more than 15 years and in that time has supported residents with often complex disabilities and epilepsy to enrich their lives by  becoming members of our Phoenix Team, and sporting champions in their own rights.

"Graham looks beyond the disabilities of a person to find the athlete within. With dignity and respect he enables residents to achieve in a competitive athletic arena, both at regional and national level. We are extremely proud to see Graham recognised with this award. The cheer that went up from our residents when he won, and the delight on their faces, says it all."

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