Mum sets up fundraising fortnight at Stamford Hospital to support Epilepsy Action

A hospital worker whose son has epilepsy has organised a two-week event to raise funds for charity.

Alison Telfer, 38, is a superintendent radiographer in the x-ray department at Stamford Hospital.

Her eight-year-old son, Jack, is autistic and as a result of his condition often suffers from epileptic seizures.

Alison has taken it upon herself to support Epilepsy Action’s National Tea Break fundraising scheme.

She has teamed up with ISS Facilities Services - Catering, which runs the hospital cafe, to offer a daily special at the cafe from Monday until October 19. Profits from the daily special will go straight to Epilepsy Action.

Alison said: “As the mother of a young boy with epilepsy this charity is naturally close to my heart.

“However, there are 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK so the fundraising efforts will bring widespread benefits.”

Epilepsy Action staff will also be in the cafe on Wednesdays selling cakes and offering advice.

Stamford Hospital matron and site manager, Sue Brooks, added: “We really appreciate all the efforts of the ISS team who regularly support us in our charity fundraising events.

“They provide a great catering service to this site that is particularly appreciated by visitors to our fabulous Friary coffee shop.”