I would like to introduce you to FABLE – we are a registered charity working to help improve the quality of life for those with Epilepsy.
Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological disorder, affecting people of all ages. One person in 50 will develop it at some point in their life. At least 460,000 people in the UK have Epilepsy. One in three people with epilepsy world wide suffer from difficult-to-control epilepsy. Difficult-to-control epilepsy is a chronic, often lifelong problem.
It is estimated that over 500 people a year in the UK die from SUDEP - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.
Epilepsy can affect anyone of any age at any time regardless of race or social class. It not only affects those who suffer from it, it affects the whole family unit.
Studies show that a third of people with epilepsy experience prejudice and / or discrimination in their workplace while 1 in 3 children experience difficulties in school with other children and 25% experience difficulties with teachers because of their condition.
Fable continually strives to raise public awareness of epilepsy,
to alleviate the stigma that surrounds the condition, through education and publicity. We run a National Patient support network, a free phone advice line and an information drop in centre. Here we can supply people with information, on a wide range of subjects relating to epilepsy and covering all ages. Epilepsy can be very isolating but by linking people in like situations we are working to help lift some of the isolation felt by so many.
Recently we have set up a grants programme to help purchase equipment to improve the quality of life for those with epilepsy, their family members and their carers.
We need to raise £115 per day to allow us to provide our service free to those that need it. We do this and have done this for the last 13 years through our own fund raising, donations and sometimes grants.
And we have succeeded in helping people with epilepsy but now we need your help, your support and hopefully your financial assistance to carry on our work and keep the lifeline to some, an understanding ear to many and an open door to all, here.
We know we can make a difference
Your support can make a difference
Help us STAND UP 4 EPILEPSY.
Established: May 1995
Registered Charity Number: 1058958
Phone number: 01142755335View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website