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11 June 2016

Epilepsy Society looks forward to the Patrons Lunch on Sunday

Epilepsy Society is very excited to be joining the celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday at the Patron’s Lunch on The Mall this Sunday.

As The Queen is Patron to Epilepsy Society, we are truly honoured to be part of this event and to celebrate, we wanted to give recognition to those whose life has been affected by the condition.

'Epilepsy Heroes'

Earlier this year, we ran a campaign to find five 'Epilepsy Heroes' sponsored by BPCollinsLaw. Each hero along with a guest of their choice is attending this exclusive event to celebrate the Queen’s support of charities over the course of her reign.

Youngest Epilepsy hero

Layla Reid is 11 and was nominated as an epilepsy hero by her mum Sarah Reid, who has epilepsy and other disabilities.

Sarah nominated Layla for her mature attitude towards the condition and helping others to understand it better. 

Letter from the Queen

Layla wrote a book  'Epilepsy book for Kids' aged just seven with hand drawn illustrations of how epilepsy affects her mum. Since its publication, Layla hopes the book can be used in schools to enable teachers and children to understand epilepsy better. She received an award for the book and a letter from the Queen. Layla hopes she can personally thank the Queen for her letter!

Coverage of the day

Look out for Layla on BBC coverage of the Patron’s Lunch on Sunday.  You can also keep track of celebrations via Twitter and on our Patrons Lunch page

Epilepsy helpline 

Our confidential helpline is for anyone in the UK affected by epilepsy.

Call: 01494 601 400 (national call rate)
Daytime: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4pm
Extended hours: Wednesday: 9am - 8pm

Read more about the helpline here


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