FAREHAM MP Suella Fernandes has launched a new support group for those dealing with the effects of epilepsy.
Fareham Epilepsy Support is backed by the charity Young Epilepsy Support, which will provide a specialist representative to attend its monthly meetings.
It is aimed at those of all ages with the condition, as well as their carers, relatives and friends.
The co-ordinator of the group is Hugh Sach, from Fareham, who suffers from epilepsy. He contacted Miss Fernandes about launching the group.
Mr Sach and Miss Fernandes are now inviting residents to come along to the first informal meeting in December.
Miss Fernandes said: ‘Epilepsy can affect anyone, at any time – and about 600,000 people in Britain currently have the condition.
‘I’m pleased to be setting up this group to allow those in the Fareham area who have epilepsy, and the people most closely connected with them, to come for a chat and meet others in the same position.
‘I’ve been very impressed by Hugh’s commitment to using his own experience to help others, and it was his example that prompted me to take action.
‘He will be a great co-ordinator, and I’m very happy to give him my support.’
The first meeting of the Fareham Epilepsy Support group will take place on Friday, December 18 at Café Imbizo in West Street, Fareham.
Those interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org