2013 has been an enormously successful year for the Epilepsy Foundation. While we all agree, a cure for epilepsy would be excellent, support for those living with the condition must be forthcoming as and when required.
Having received many calls for support from kiwi’s living with epilepsy the Foundation conducted a survey asking what type of supports were needed.
As a consequence the Foundation board included the implementation of nationwide Support Trusts to deliver therapeutic seminars, events and activities to its constitution. This process of implementation has begun.
To date the Foundation has invested funds in the set up of new nationwide Support Trusts. New Trusts have been established, two about to be signed off and an additional seven in the pipeline.
The building a strong communications platform including this new website, a Facebook presence and newsletter has been completed by our pro bono partners insuring the Foundation is professional, transparent and contactable.
EXTREME GRATITUDE TO THE RODMOR CHARITABLE TRUST AND GALLAGHER GROUP
The support offered to the Foundation by its two headlining sponsors has been essential in the progress and development the Foundation has achieved nationwide. The Foundation extends it extreme gratitude, to both, Rodmor and Gallagher for their generosity and support for New Zealanders living with Epilepsy.
The Rodmor Charitable Trust, vehicle sponsorship, has enabled the Foundation to travel nationwide supporting both Trust and programme implementation. Rodmor’s generosity also extended to the donation of funds for an epilepsy assist dog and training costs.
Gallagher’s support has been instrumental in creating Waikato fundraising events and implementing pilot projects creating activities for people living with epilepsy. The University of Waikato recreation centre was the venue for this project under the magical guidance of rehabilitation expert Justin Stewart.