luke berry - epilepsy champion
Winchester choirboy, Luke Berry is Epilepsy Society's first ever epilepsy champion.
When the 12-year-old, who lives in Brockenhurst but boards at Winchester College, underwent five days of EEG-videotelemetry to investigate his seizures, he jumped at the opportunity to raise awareness of epilepsy.
On 8 July he was presented with a special certificate by Trevor Hutton, Epilepsy Society's regional manager for the Winchester area, who handed over the award in Winchester College Chapel .
Twelve year-old Luke was singled out to be the first recipient of the new award scheme after persuading Radio Solent and BBC South Today to follow and document his story to increase people’s understanding of epilepsy.
Luke has also been filmed for BBC South Today’s Inside Out Programme.
Trevor said: “He really is amazing, not only is he a talented choirboy, but Luke is so articulate and interesting when talking about epilepsy. He’s a true champion in our eyes - we are delighted to give him this award which recognises people who go the extra mile to help break down barriers and raise awareness of a condition which affects more than half a million people in the UK.”