Host a tea part to help change lives

SOMETHING as simple as a cup of tea could help change lives.

Epilepsy Action Australia will launch the E-Tea initiative in November to raise awareness and funds to support people with epilepsy. Photo supplied

Epilepsy Action Australia will launch the E-Tea initiative in November to raise awareness and funds to support people with epilepsy. Photo supplied

November is epilepsy awareness month.

This year Epilepsy Action Australia will launch E-Tea.

Highlanders can host a morning or afternoon tea to help raise funds and awareness of the condition.

Epilepsy is the world’s most common serious brain disorder with an estimated 65 million people across the globe currently diagnosed.

In Australia alone it is estimated that more than 250,000 Australians currently live with the condition.  

CEO of Epilepsy Action Australia Carol Ireland said people did not often realise the impacts epilepsy could have on a person’s life.

“It’s not widely known, but people living with epilepsy face a multitude of challenges that prevent them from leading optimal lives,” she said.

“It can be a lonely and isolating condition, leading to anxiety or depression, it can consume families mentally and financially, and it can impact dramatically on children’s learning. Then there is the social stigma and exclusion that still occurs. Every day should be epilepsy awareness day, so please, pop the kettle on this November and make a difference to someone's life.”

Funds raised will go to vital life changing services and programs such as MyEpilepsyKey, the Ted-E-Bear Connection Program as well as research.

Epilepsy Action Australia will provide people who register with a free goodie pack which includes lots of delicious treats and baking supplies, as well as tea and coffee samples.

Visit www.epilepsy.org.au, email epilepsy@epilepsy.org.au or call 1300 37 45 37 for more information.

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