Social and Leisure Activities for Children and Families

At our last group meeting in February 2017, we were fortunate to have as our guest speaker, Sam Whitmore, from Epilepsy Connections. We heard about the many activities and services that EC offers for people affected by epilepsy in the Glasgow area and in Forth Valley.

What was especially interesting is the Children’s Project, which brings together children with epilepsy, their siblings and parent/carers, to enjoy a wide range of social and leisure activities. With the support of fundraising/donations, and the dedication of a team of volunteers, EC has a programme of events this year which includes:

  • 10-pin bowling (Springfield Quay)
  • Sledge & Slide (Braehead Soar)
  • Football match (Hampden)
  • Tubing at Bellahouston Park (Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre)
  • Go Karting (The Experience, Hillington)
  • Indoor climbing (Glasgow Climbing Centre)
  • Children’s Classic Concert (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall)
  • Christmas Panto (Tron Theatre)

There is also a day conference on Saturday 24th June at the William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre, with sessions relevant to children and young people with epilepsy.

Both Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group (LESG) and Epilepsy Connections are keen to work together on children’s activities, and at the meeting Sam extended the invitation for Lanarkshire families to join in with these events.

For more information, or to register with the Children’s Project, please contact Irene at Epilepsy Connections (0141 248 4125). Alternatively, please get in touch with LESG on 07879 363 846 or on our “Contact us” page on our website.

LESG and EC are also working together on a joint activity for families which we hope to run in Autumn 2017. We expect to provide further details about this exciting venture in the coming weeks, so please keep in touch through website updates from

www.lanarkshireepilepsysupport.org.uk

or on our public Facebook page Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group Notice Board

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