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Epilepsy Scotland Roadshow Comes To Orkney

Epilepsy Scotland will be holding a roadshow event in Orkney at The Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 October between 10am and 4pm.

The epilepsy charity’s Helpline and Welfare Rights will be running an information, support and guidance stall at the Picky, while the Wellbeing and Youth Work teams will be holding local engagement activities.

Epilepsy Scotland’s fundraising team will also be present looking for volunteers in Orkney to help raise awareness of epilepsy and to raise funds to help them continue to provide information and support to the 55,000 people living with epilepsy in Scotland.

Epilepsy Scotland team

Of that 55,000, it is estimated 230 people in Orkney are living with epilepsy. This is an ideal opportunity for those people living with epilepsy to meet with Epilepsy Scotland’s staff face to face and learn more about the support the charity can provide to them and their families.

Epilepsy Scotland Chief Executive, Lesslie Young, said:

“We are delighted to be holding this two-day roadshow event in Kirkwall this month to highlight the support we can offer to people living in Orkney – it is estimated there are around 230 Orcadians with epilepsy.

“Over the next few months, we will he holding similar community engagement events and activities across many of Scotland’s NHS Health Boards to raise awareness for what is still a misunderstood condition.

“Our upcoming roadshows will help demonstrate that we are committed to providing services, information and support to people living with epilepsy in all parts of Scotland.”