A LOCAL charity supporting Berkshire residents suffering with epilepsy is to host a social evening in Earley.

Epilepsy Berkshire is hoping to host a social event at St Nicolas’ Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley, to make residents living with the condition feel a sense of ‘community spirit’.

A spokesman for the group said: “We are a small charity set up to bring together people in the Berkshire area who live with Epilepsy.

“We enable a sense of community spirit, where we can meet up for to chat and give mutual support and where possible help resolve many of the issues relating to living with Epilepsy.

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“We offer social events which can be enjoyed in a safe environment knowing there is support available wherever necessary.

“We want to educate people and organisations and help them to be more aware of epilepsy, its effects on lives and how they can help both in general and how to deal with someone who may be having a seizure.

“Linking people to allow regular contact over the phone or social media, to foster a growing community that cares for each other listening to the positives and negatives and supporting each other in the everyday issues of living with epilepsy.”

The event is to take place on Tuesday, February 25, from 7pm to 9pm and is free for the public to drop in.