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For all the latest news stories have a look at the links under Latest News on the right side of this page. Hover over the news story for a brief description or click on the item for the full story. This is the way to keep right up-to-date with Epilepsy Wales!

Donations to Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru

Epilepsy Wales would like to say thank you for donations given to the organisation in memory of two people who died recently.

Sarah Bonner Sewell

Sarah worked at the Bethesda Spar and this tribute by her partner Mike Young shows how much she was loved.

“£1,220 was raised by her friends and colleagues at the Bethesda Spar where Sarah worked and was well loved by the community. Sarah had epilepsy from birth, but it never stopped her working and enjoying life to the full”.

Meilyr Hamilton

Meilyr from Criccieth, who died at the age of just 23, was the son of Awen and Malcolm Hamilton and there have been a couple of very successful fundraising activities in memory of him. Esyllt Haf Roberts from Caernarfon was sponsored to take part in the Felinheli 10K Race, resulting in £650 being raised on behalf of Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru. Bleddyn G. Humphreys from Pwllheli ran the Chester Half Marathon earlier this summer in memory of two friends he had lost to epilepsy – Meilyr and Dylan Morus Roberts. This raised a total of £350 for Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsy Cymru.

The fundraising efforts of these two young people are a wonderful testimony to how well loved Meilyr was and Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru are very grateful to receive these donations, which will enable the organisation to carry on their work in Wales in both raising awareness of epilepsy as well as supporting people with epilepsy, together with their carers. Many thanks; your efforts are really appreciated!

Meilyr’s grandmother also died recently and Awen and Malcolm have decided that donations taken at her funeral will be split between Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru and the newly set up cancer research centre at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

As a very positive postscript Fiona Kettell from Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru will be attending the Fresher’s Information Fair at Aberystwyth University on Saturday 20th September as part of the raising awareness activities of the organisation. Meilyr himself was a former student of the university.

Click on the links under Latest News for more information!


We would like to invite people to join our new Official Epilepsy Wales Facebook group.  It is a closed group, which we hope will give people with epilepsy of all ages and their friends or family to chat, exchange information and meet new people.  Our group is regularly monitored by our admins to ensure safety. Use the link under Links To Other Websites to access the group site.

Epilepsy Wales Publications

There is a very important Epilepsy Wales publication “Your Epilepsy Review…What  To Expect And How To Prepare“.  This is a revised version (July 16th, 2013). To read/print this please click on the link below:

Your Epilepsy Review

There is also a new publication – Epilepsy Seizures Explained. To read/print this please click on the link below:

Epilepsy Seizures Explained

N.B. To find all Epilepsy Wales Publications and Epilepsy Wales Leaflets click on Publications. If the publication/leaflet does not load immediately, just refresh your web page. (On Internet Explorer you can also press the F5 button)

To read any pdf documents you will need Adobe Reader. You can download from here:

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Epilepsy Wales Helpline (0800 228 9016)

The telephone and web-site help line are the first points of contact for most people seeking help, advice or information. It operates during normal working hours from Monday-Friday and we are seeking funds to offer a service in the early evening and week-ends. The service will eventually be fully bi-lingual.

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Epilepsy Wales

Epilepsy Wales was set up as a charity in 1986 to help people with epilepsy in Wales, their families and carers.

For more information on what we do see Fieldworkers and Support Groups

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What Is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is formally defined as a tendency to have recurring seizures and these take many forms, depending on which part(s) of the brain are affected. They may happen once a year, or many times a day.

See our Epilepsy Wales Leaflets for more information. Some of these leaflets are also
available in Welsh, see under Ffurflenni Epilepsi Cymru

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