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Bird of Paradise Gala Dinner

A glamorous evening of classical entertainment, and a spectacular gala dinner, supported by high profile celebrities, will take place on Saturday 2nd December at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London. The evening will be attended by 280 important guests and supporters of our cause who will assist in raising funds for vital epilepsy services for children and young people profoundly affected by epilepsy. Our hosts for the occasion are Martin Bayfield, broadcaster and former British Lions and England rugby player, and Naga Munchetty, BBC Breakfast presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star. The Bird of paradise Gala Dinner promises to be a spectacular fundraising evening that will support the work of the Muir Maxwell Trust and also Young Epilepsy’s residential school and college in Lingfield, Surrey.  

This unique partnership event is the result of the namesake of the Muir Maxwell Trust, Muir Maxwell, now aged 20 years who is a residential student at Young Epilepsy‘s St Pier’s College which has been supporting children and young people with complex epilepsy successfully for over 120 years. Since the Muir Maxwell Trust was established in 2003 to address the gap in epilepsy services for the more profoundly affected, many of our supporters have followed Muir’s journey and know him to be an epilepsy warrior, despite the never ending challenges this life altering disease continues to present for him.

The legacy of a lifetime of seizures is all too evident on the Young Epilepsy campus which cares for 200 of the most profoundly affected children and young people in the UK. Their campus is their safe place but all too often forgotten. It is therefore important that we raise awareness of the campus and its residents and the pioneering Neville Medical Centre, the legacy of the late Professor Brian Neville, the first HRH Chair of Paediatric Epilepsy, that provides for their everyday health care needs. Funds raised from this event will enable their continued care and education and will help them to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives in the years ahead. 

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