As the world celebrates #GivingTuesdayNow the ERUK team would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19.

Many of our researchers and trustees are clinicians and have been recalled to frontline NHS duties. ERUK Trustee Dr Rhys Thomas has been leading a UK wide surveillance to describe neurological features of COVID-19, and ERUK Scientific Advisory Committee member Professor Hannah Cock (seen here in full PPE) has been hard at work in St George’s Hospital, Tooting. We thank them, and the whole NHS, for their work in fighting Covid-19.

ERUK supporter and healthcare training CEO Brett shares our commitment to advancing science for the benefit of public health. Brett is one of the incredible people who has risen to the challenges of lockdown to continue helping others through the crisis. Read his #MyGivingStory here.

As lockdown looks set to continue, the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect on us all. Personal finances have been impacted and fundraising events all over the world have been cancelled. Many of you will have heard the predictions that UK charity sector could be set to lose £4 billion as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

But never before has the need of scientific research for advances in public health been more apparent – or the unique role ERUK plays in the research pipeline to ensure research into epilepsy continues.

Our lives have changed dramatically, but the need for driving and enabling research into epilepsy remains. A life free from epilepsy is possible. Now, more than ever, we need your help to continue our vital work.

If you would like to make a donation to Epilepsy Research UK this Giving Tuesday please click here.

Seizures haven’t stopped – and our promise to you is neither will we. 

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