A FAREHAM IT company has raised thousands of pounds to fund a new epilepsy specialist nurse in the NHS.

Vuzion and Cobweb are supporting the Do Something Marvellous campaign – run by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity - by raising money for a new epilepsy specialist nurse.

Employee David Barnsley-Parsons has first-hand experience of epilepsy through his daughter Harriet.

Harriet had her first seizure last summer when she was two and a half years old and has since had a further four prolonged seizures.

David said: “Each time Harriet has a seizure it involves an ambulance trip to hospital and monitoring to make sure she is recovering from the episode as expected. This is followed by a review of her medication dosage."

In the past month, the company has raised over £3,000 and plans to continue fundraising to meet the growing need for more Epilepsy Specialist Nurses in the NHS.

Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses are located all around the UK in areas of greatest need and support seriously ill children and their families.

There are currently Roald Dahl Epilepsy Specialist Nurses at Southampton General Hospital and Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

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