Swapping their usual branded colours for something completely different – staff from Linden Homes East Yorkshire have been doing their bit for a great cause!
To mark the Epilepsy Society’s annual Purple Day, staff supported the event at the developer’s Doncaster head office; raising £50 from the sale of cakes and other donations.
Purple Day is the international day for epilepsy and falls on the 26 March each year, when people across the globe come together to raise awareness of the condition and make a difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy.
The Linden Homes event was organised by administration assistant Darcy Joseph and accounts assistant/receptionist Jacqui Woodward – for whom the cause means a great deal.
Jacqui’s beloved brother Kev was just 26 years old when he died; after suffering a Grand Mal seizure in his own home. She received the tragic news whilst on a holiday abroad.
She said: “Kev suffered with epilepsy all through his short life. The family learned to live with his condition, but at times, it was very difficult to see such suffering.
“I had a very special relationship with my brother. He was 26 years old, and in the prime of his life. People with epilepsy CAN be helped when they are having a seizure, and I want to make people more aware of what they can do to help a person suffering an epileptic fit.
“It is a very simple procedure, and everyone should know what to do. Mine and my family’s lives changed forever when my brother passed away. Research helps to find causes, diagnose and treatments, in order to give people a better way of life living with epilepsy.”
Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after a person has had more than one seizure. Not all seizures are due to epilepsy. Other conditions that can look like epilepsy include fainting, or very low blood sugar in some people being treated for diabetes.
Anyone can develop epilepsy, at any time of life. Epilepsy is most commonly diagnosed in children and in people over 65, although it can affect people of any age. There are over half a million people with epilepsy in the UK – that’s one in 1,000 people.
For more details about the Epilepsy Society visit www.epilepsysociety.org.uk
|Purple reigns for staff at Linden Homes East
Yorkshire in support of epilepsy awareness.
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08 April 2019
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