The Pillow Project
Around 1,200 children, adults and the elderly die each year due to seizures, many of the causes of death can NOT be prevented but suffocation can, we could potentially save the lives of approx. 350 diagnosed with epilepsy in the UK per year with the aid of an anti-suffocation pillow.
Charity information: Epilepsy Sucks Uk
To stop people dying due to suffocation following or during a nocturnal seizure in those diagnosed with epilepsy.
Anti-suffocation are a class 1 medical device proven to be breathable at an increased rate of breathing during a seizure and decreased rate of breathing following a seizure when deep sleep or semi consciousness occurs.
To save lives by funding anti-suffocation pillows to all affected by epilepsy.
Activities» A request is made to us via our website either from a person with epilepsy or on behalf of a person with epilepsy either by a parent, carer, Dr etc
What success will look like
Through testimonials from beneficiaries on a regular basis.
Hospital admissions should be reduced due to suffering the affects of lack of oxygen. Statistically we are hopeful that the death rate will fall at a steady rate.
Lack of funding is the biggest risk while we grow to a sustainable level. We have stayed one step ahead of a potential slide in funding through constant self promotion, publicity, cooperation with other charities ensuring a growth of reputation and donor led funding.
We are happy to report all pillows funded as and when requested, we will also provide case studies.
Budget - Project Cost: £22,500Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £22,500 Pillows anti-suffocation pillows cost £45 each to fund, £22,500 will ensure a year
Our charity is run online from our homes, The charity is based in Crumlin but run dually from Shropshire, with 8 volunteers in all around the UK.
450,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy in the UK, We fund pillows throughout the UK for anyone from the age of 2 to 102, we do not means test but find that those who do request we fund a pillow are either carers or diagnosed with epilepsy and unable to work, £45 is manageable to those who can afford it but to those receiving benefits they cannot afford to do so.
We are the only national charity to focus on the protection of life through prevention with people of epilepsy.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
C0-founder/ Secretary/fundraising manager
Will fund one anti-suffocation