National children’s charity, Young Epilepsy, has launched nominations to find the UK’s epilepsy champions.

Now in it’s fourth year, the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards will celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations across the country. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place in May 2016 at London. In previous years celebrities such as Actor Martin Kemp, TV Personality Peter Andre, Athelete Dai Green, Olympic Champion James Cracknell and TOWIE star Ferne McCann have attended and shown support to nominees and winners.

Young Epilepsy wants to find the most inspirational people have who overcome personal epilepsy obstacles and those who help make lives better for those living with the condition. Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition worldwide and affects approximately 600,000 people in the UK. These individuals have their own epilepsy champion who has helped them through a difficult time, whether it is a family member, teacher, medical professional or organisation. Nominations are open to those with the condition who have achieved wonderful things or those who have been a support to people living with epilepsy.

Ferne McCann, TOWIE star, said; “If you know someone, a friend, member of your family, teacher or anyone that you think has really made a big impact helping people with epilepsy or coping with the condition themselves, then please nominate them.”

Dai Greene, Athlete, said; “If you know someone who lives with epilepsy with an amazing story or someone who has helped change the life of someone with the condition, put them forward for a Young Epilepsy Champions Award 2016. If shortlisted, they’ll be whisked off to London for a star studded ceremony. I wish you all the best of luck and get nominating!”

To nominate someone deserving visit All nominations for Young Epilepsy Champion Awards must be submitted by midnight 28 February 2016.

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