Five-year old epilepsy sufferer Ffion Hughes has inspired windscreen repair company Auto Windscreens to launch eight Young Epilepsy charity-branded vans.
Ffion suffered up to 50 seizures a day when she was born and is unable to walk or speak. She has a very rare gene mutation called STXBP1 and as a result suffers with severe epilepsy.
Ffion has been undergoing treatment to help control the condition since birth and her mum, Louise Hill, says Young Epilepsy has been vital in providing support at every stage of the family’s journey.
Auto Windscreens was made aware of the cause through Ffion’s cousin, Ellie Ribbans, supervisor at the company’s Central North Area Deployment Centre. Ellie explained how important the charity was to her and was keen to help promote its services and research.
Shaun Atton, fleet manager at Auto Windscreens, said: “Young Epilepsy is a great cause and I’m pleased that we are able to help raise the profile of an organisation that’s been so important to Ellie and her family.
“Any drivers following one of the vans will be sure to spot the Young Epilepsy logo.”
Auto Windscreens operates charity-branded vans across its near 300-strong UK fleet.
Young Epilepsy is a charity dedicated to creating better lives for children and young people with epilepsy and other related conditions.
The company’s Young Epilepsy charity-branded vans have been launched across Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford.
Carmen Spiers, corporate partnership manager at Young Epilepsy said: “It’s wonderful to hear that we were able to support Ffion, her mother Louise and their family, and we are really grateful to Ellie for nominating us for this unique opportunity. It’s a great way to raise awareness of Young Epilepsy in the area.”
To support Ffion, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kidslikefifi