Epilepsy Ireland appeals for public support

by Alex Greaney
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The national patient organisation for people with epilepsy and their families are launching an urgent appeal for support after experiencing a 50 percent drop in fundraised income during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Epilepsy Ireland provide nationwide community support services to people living with epilepsy and their families and over 22,000 contacts were made with their regional offices across the country, in the past year.

2021 also saw record demand for their Training services, with over 3,341 professionals trained in Epilepsy Awareness and the Administration of the emergency seizure medication, Buccal Midazolam. 

Epilepsy Ireland Head of Fundraising and Development, Stephen Lowry said: “We have seen record demand for our support services in 2021, but our fundraised income has suffered a dramatic decrease since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, falling by 50 percent.

We urgently need the public’s support this Rose Week to help us continue to be there for people with epilepsy and their families both now and into the future.”

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