Epilepsy Wales would like to offer its sincere congratulations to Jane Hannah, Epilepsy Bereaved, on being awarded the OBE in the honours list.
Knowing Jane, this award will be accepted on behalf of all the staff and volunteers at Epilepsy Bereaved. We would like to join with the individuals and families who have sadly had to contact Epilepsy Bereaved over the years in thanking the organisation for the unique support offered to anyone who has been bereaved through an epilepsy related death.
This award could not have come at a better time as we celebrate National Epilepsy Week and have the opportunity of raising the profile of a condition that affects about 23,000 people in Wales, and is responsible for about 50 deaths in Wales each year.
Llongyfarchiadau Jane, congratulations Jane and all at Epilepsy Bereaved from Epilepsy Wales.
And Llongyfarchiadau to our Celtic colleagues at Epilepsy Connections, who have been recognised as one of the Top 5 charities in Scotland. Epilepsy Connections was formed in 2000 and provides information and support to people with epilepsy, their families, friends, and run a variety of projects within the Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Forth Valley Health Board areas. This is a wonderful achievement for a young charity, and a fantastic profile for epilepsy. Well done to all staff and volunteers.
pub. June 14th, 2010