Saturday, 1 March 2014

Promotion of public information and awareness award

I feel very proud to have won an award for the work I have done to help promote, well, in the words of this blog... becoming a mum with epilepsy! 


Epilepsy Action Volunteering Awards 2014: Promotion of public information and awareness category - Clair Cobbold

Clair has uncontrolled epilepsy. In June 2012 she gave birth to her first baby, daughter Riley. Thankfully for Epilepsy Action, Clair kept a diary throughout her pregnancy. This diary resulted in Clair becoming the first of our Pregnancy Diary writers of 2012, sharing her personal experiences of her pregnancy and parenthood journey. http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/node/62142

The Pregnancy Diaries was recently Highly Commended at the BMA Patient Information Awards and Clair played a big part in ensuring our resource was of such a high quality.

Clair, together with Riley, became the main ‘poster girl’ of our HealthE mum-to-be campaign. She also completed several media interviews, including local radio and newspapers and appeared in a double-page article in national magazine Prima Baby. Clair is ever willing to help, and happily agreed to be the face of The Guardian’s Mediaplanet supplement in National Epilepsy Week, being interviewed for the supplement and featuring on the front cover.

Clair is an amazing advocate of Epilepsy Action and regularly promotes our work and website on her own blog. She is very open about her own experiences and difficulties. The women we are trying to reach with our women’s campaigns have really warmed to her.

Clair hosted a workshop for parents with epilepsy at the London Weekend for all in November 2013, and spoke in the main hall for the event. She did a great job, not only raising awareness to help other mums and mums-to-be with epilepsy, but inspiring the audience.

Clair is a fantastic ambassador for the HealthE mum-to-be campaign. We simply couldn’t have run such a successful campaign without her support.


The Pregnancy Diaries was recently Highly Commended at the BMA Patient Information Awards and Clair played a big part in ensuring our resource was of such a high quality. 

Clair, together with Riley, became the main ‘poster girl’ of our HealthE mum-to-be campaign. She also completed several media interviews, including local radio and newspapers and appeared in a double-page article in national magazine Prima Baby. Clair is ever willing to help, and happily agreed to be the face of The Guardian’s Mediaplanet supplement in National Epilepsy Week, being interviewed for the supplement and featuring on the front cover.

Clair is an amazing advocate of Epilepsy Action and regularly promotes our work and website on her own blog. She is very open about her own experiences and difficulties. The women we are trying to reach with our women’s campaigns have really warmed to her.

Clair hosted a workshop for parents with epilepsy at the London Weekend for all in November 2013, and spoke in the main hall for the event. She did a great job, not only raising awareness to help other mums and mums-to-be with epilepsy, but inspiring the audience. 

Clair is a fantastic ambassador for the HealthE mum-to-be campaign. We simply couldn’t have run such a successful campaign without her support.

The Pregnancy Diaries was recently Highly Commended at the BMA Patient Information Awards and Clair played a big part in ensuring our resource was of such a high quality. 

Clair, together with Riley, became the main ‘poster girl’ of our HealthE mum-to-be campaign. She also completed several media interviews, including local radio and newspapers and appeared in a double-page article in national magazine Prima Baby. Clair is ever willing to help, and happily agreed to be the face of The Guardian’s Mediaplanet supplement in National Epilepsy Week, being interviewed for the supplement and featuring on the front cover.

Clair is an amazing advocate of Epilepsy Action and regularly promotes our work and website on her own blog. She is very open about her own experiences and difficulties. The women we are trying to reach with our women’s campaigns have really warmed to her.

Clair hosted a workshop for parents with epilepsy at the London Weekend for all in November 2013, and spoke in the main hall for the event. She did a great job, not only raising awareness to help other mums and mums-to-be with epilepsy, but inspiring the audience. 

Clair is a fantastic ambassador for the HealthE mum-to-be campaign. We simply couldn’t have run such a successful campaign without her support.

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