Charity’s Gift of Seizure Alert Bed Alarm Proves Lifeline for Family in Newcastle.

Sheffield based National Epilepsy charity Fable are pleased to announce that we have funded a state of the art ‘Seizure Alert Bed Alarm’ to a family in Newcastle to offer them peace of mind without intrusion whilst their daughter sleeps.

Seventeen month old Lilly Wilkinson has severe infantile onset Epilepsy, which is proving to be difficult to control.  Her family was introduced to the charity by Lilly’s epilepsy nurse who applied for funding for a seizure alert bed alarm, which could allow her parents to have a better quality of sleep knowing they will be alerted if Lilly had a nocturnal seizure.  

Fable have been lucky to receive support from their corporate partner ‘Irwin Mitchell Solicitors’ and Geoff Major from Involve Adventures to allow the charity to fund the ‘Pro Guardian System’ provided by the manufactures ‘Alert It’ to the family, which will hopefully enhance their quality of life.

Pictured are from left to right
Back Row – Tony Bullars (Alert-It), Angela Kirtley- Partner (Irwin Mitchells),
Lindsey Henderson – Associate Solicitor (Irwin Mitchell), Sarah Osborne-Green – Operations Manager (Fable Charity)
Front Row – Sophie Gilmour-Ivens – Paediatric Neurology Nurse Specialist,  Lilly Wilkinson and Lilly’s Mum Emily Wilkinson.

“We are very pleased to be in a position to help Lilly and her family, by funding the seizure alert bed alarm and hope it helps her parents have some peace of mind whilst Lilly is sleeping.  We are truly grateful to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Geoff Major for their Support which has made it possible for us to grant this potentially lifesaving piece of equipment.”  Sarah Osborne-Green, Fable’s Operation Manager.

Angela Kirtley an expert clinical negligence lawyer and partner at Irwin Mitchell Newcastle, said: “While the early days of parenthood are filled with anxiety and sleepless nights, no new mum or dad should fear going to sleep in case their child has a seizure. That was the frightening reality for the parents of Lilly, so we were thrilled to be able to
help give them some peace of mind – and some much needed rest.”


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Fable Charity  (Reg No – 1058958)   Est. 1995
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