Can it really be almost a week since National Epilepsy Week? So much happened – so we’ve rounded up some of the highlights…
We kicked things off on Monday by announcing a £1.3 million research investment with our 2020 Grant Awards – the largest ever single amount we have awarded to research in almost 30 years of operating. Of course, this has only been achieved thanks to the incredible efforts of our supporters.
Each day we shared a 60 second video from each of the newly funded researchers and stories from people who live with epilepsy, like Epilepsy Advocate, Annie Brooks, and our Supporter Care Manager, Leanne. The videos have already clocked up over 17,000 views! We’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who got involved on social media – liking, sharing, tweeting – and to everyone who participated in our online events. The ERUK Quiz with Prof John Terry and Simon Privett was great fun and our first ever research webinar was a sell out!
We are delighted to say that despite everything going on in the world, our supporters remain engaged and made donations where they could as part of National Epilepsy Week. As with all charities, now more than ever we need your support to continue our vital work. From the whole ERUK team, thank you.