DURING National Volunteer Week (June 17) I would like to appeal to readers who enjoy meeting people, are good listeners and are interested in learning about epilepsy.
The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) is on the lookout for people willing to help out at local hospitals by giving out information and leaflets to anyone wanting to know more about the condition.
Knowledge of epilepsy is not a problem, as we offer full training. All we ask is that individuals are happy to lend an ear and learn new skills.
We run our epilepsy information services in hospitals, clinics and surgeries throughout the south east. If anyone is interested in joining our happy team please call me on 01273 441401.
Epilepsy is a condition which affects about 456,000 people in the UK. By providing appropriate information we enable people to better manage their condition.
We are also searching for people to help with our schools awareness programme. Trained volunteers spend time talking to pupils and staff about epilepsy - so if you can see yourself providing information at hospitals or clinics or visiting schools please get in touch. We really need your help.
TREVOR HUTTON South East regional manager National Society for Epilepsy
Loftus Road, London