New epilepsy foundation support trusts

New epilepsy foundation support trusts

The Foundation is delighted to announce the inauguration of its new affiliate, the Epilepsy North Shore Support Trust. A new Bay of Plenty Support Trust is about to be signed off, while additional Trusts are being created in, Wellington, Christchurch and The Lake District. The Foundation was delighted to receive funding from the Guardian Trust to implement the affiliate Trust in Christchurch.

The Foundation is being constantly called by people living with epilepsy with the same question – Are there any events, activities or programmes available?

We are hearing that families want to share their stories with like minded people, at social events or activities, in safe and non threatening environments. Information being received at the Foundation would suggest these opportunities currently not available.

At its recent board meeting the Epilepsy Foundation broadened its scope and has added the implementation of group support programming, events and activities to its constitution. These activities will be implemented by regional Epilepsy Foundation Support Trusts.