Cake Sale for the Epilepsy Society
Charlotte Traube from Year 10 sent us this report:
“I organised a cake sale in aid of the Epilepsy Society to support Purple Day. Purple Day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young Canadian girl with epilepsy, who wanted to get people talking about the condition. People generally think that epilepsy is just about seizures, but it is so much more than that….depression, anxiety, medication side effects, memory loss, cognitive delays, low self-esteem, risk of injury, behavioural changes, mood swings…..the list goes on. Epilepsy Society is a charity that is close to my heart, so I decided to run a cake sale for Purple Day, in order to raise funds for this important charity and hopefully increase awareness of the condition and help people realise that epilepsy is more than just seizures. The cake sale was held at break and lunch on Wednesday, 29 March and I am delighted to say we raised an incredible total of £250 for this worthy cause.
Thank you to all the students and several members of staff who supported this event by donating time and cakes; all the help was greatly appreciated. Thank you also to everyone who bought the cakes as we could not have raised this amount without you.”
Well done Charlotte for making us aware of the issues involved with epilepsy and for raising so much money.