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2019 Charity Shield Announced, Monday 6th May, in aid of Young Epilepsy

Updated: Apr 5, 2019

Since 2013 we have held a charity match where a team of our coaches compete against a team of our parents. This year we will be holding our matches on 6th May 2019 in aid of Young Epilepsy. This charity has a special importance to us as our U18 boys manager Brendan, son Samuel was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 4, resulting in daily seizures that have caused him to acquire a severe learning difficulty along with having a late Autistic regression. He is now a thirteen year old boy and has had numerous injuries from his falls, from broken bones to facial injuries. He is, however, still a happy loveable individual despite of his condition.

Young Epilepsy is the national charity working exclusively on behalf of 112,000 children and young people with epilepsy. With over 100 years expertise it provides world class research, diagnostic, assessment and rehabilitation for children and young people with epilepsy. Young epilepsy has a specialist school and college. It provides day, residential and short break services, education and healthcare for around 200 children and young people, up to the age of 25, most severely affected by epilepsy, autism and other neurological conditions.

We are proud to say we raised a whopping £4,505.64 from last years event, that means we have raised over £16,000 since our charity matches began for various charities. This year we hope to take the overall total to £20,000. If you want to get involved either playing, volunteering or just supporting the event on the day, please contact Michelle

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