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Whiteford Meets with Epilepsy Scotland at Peterhead Roadshow

Friday, 14 September 2012

Local MP Eilidh Whiteford met with representatives from Epilepsy Scotland in Peterhead today as part of the organisation’s roadshow.


Pamela Spence of Epilepsy Scotland
with Eilidh Whiteford MP
The event, which took place in the Arbuthnot Library in Peterhead, was aimed at raising awareness of epilepsy amongst the general public.  Trained staff were on hand to listen to questions and talk about services such as the freephone confidential helpline and Epilspsy Scotland website packed with epilepsy information.  Free Epilepsy Scotland guides were also available.

Speaking after the Peterhead event, Eilidh said:

“This was a very worthwhile event and I hope that people will take the opportunity to find out more about epilepsy, which has the capacity to affect a loved one, a work colleague or any one of us at any time.

“The key message going out to those who have epilepsy or have just been diagnosed with epilepsy from today’s event is that you are not alone and there is help and support available to you.”

Epilepsy Scotland provides training in understanding and managing epilepsy.  It helps raise awareness of epilepsy by giving talks to schools and community groups.  It also campaigns for better healthcare and is lobbying health boards, including Grampian, to increase the number of specialist nurses in Scotland.

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