Fuller's Host Tea Party To Support National Epilepsy Week
In aid of Chiswick-based charity raising funds for research
Fuller’s brewery supported local charity Epilepsy Research UK by hosting an awareness raising and fundraising afternoon tea party in recognition of National Epilepsy Week (17 th – 23 rd May 2015). The tea party was held at their premises in the Hock Cellar on Monday 11 th May.
Deborah Pullen, of ERUK says: Fuller’s support was wonderful and everyone seemed to have a really great time. To be associated with such a lovely local brand has helped us to celebrate this important week in our calendar, when we will also be announcing our new research grants for the coming year."
Richard Fuller, the Brewery’s Corporate Affairs Director said, “We are delighted to be able to help ERUK in their fundraising efforts. It was a privilege to be hosts to their event especially as they are our close neighbours here in Chiswick”.
In the UK, it is estimated that there are over 600,000 people living with epilepsy - that’s about 1 in 100. It means that whether you are aware of it or not, you are likely to know someone who has been diagnosed with epilepsy.
In Chiswick alone, this equates to more than 300 people and over 6000 people in the local boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow combined.
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition which causes recurrent seizures, which are the result of too much electrical activity in the neurons within the brain. There are over 40 different seizure types ranging from ‘tonic clonic seizures’ characterised by a loss of consciousness, to ‘absence seizures’ which are momentary blank spells. It is a condition that can affect anyone, at any age.
Epilepsy Research UK is the only national charity solely dedicated to raising funds for research into epilepsy.
May 22, 2015