27 January 2016
Who is your “Epilepsy Hero”?
The search is on for five “Epilepsy Heroes” to attend this summer’s fabulous birthday celebrations in London for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday.
The Queen is Patron to Chalfont St Peter-based Epilepsy Society and, with B P Collins' support, the charity has been allocated ten tickets for The Patron’s Lunch - a classic British “street party” which will take place in The Mall at St James Park on June 12.
More than 10,000 people, the majority of whom will be representatives from the Patron’s Organisations, are expected to attend the event, which recognises the Monarch’s unrelenting support and service to the community during her 63-year reign.
Invited guests will enjoy a hamper-style lunch at tables along the full length of The Mall, and Her Majesty The Queen will be joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family to celebrate the occasion.
Epilepsy Society has been a long-standing client of B P Collins since 1997 and, as chief executive Ian Hopkins explains, it’s the perfect way to mark both The Queen’s birthday and B P Collins’ own special occasion as it turns 50 this year.
“We’re delighted to be celebrating our golden anniversary with our own Made to Last campaign and if we were to look for inspiration in terms of commitment and service, there could be no-one better to emulate than Her Majesty,” he said.
“Given our long-standing relationship with Epilepsy Society, spanning nearly 20 years, we know what a terrific job it does in helping families and those affected by epilepsy, so we felt it was a fitting tribute to support the charity with tickets to this very special event.
“In giving the “Epilepsy Heroes” the opportunity to attend such an iconic day, we hope it will allow them to receive the recognition they so richly deserve.”
Jo Wengler, philanthropy manager at Epilepsy Society, said: “We are truly honoured to be part of The Patron’s Lunch and are absolutely thrilled that B P Collins has generously provided funding for us to attend.
“It’s an opportunity for us to give recognition to somebody whose life has been affected by epilepsy and take pride of place as the nation celebrates Her Majesty’s milestone birthday.”
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will reside as Joint-Presidents of The Patron’s Lunch; honouring the dedication shown by Her Majesty to so many charities and organisations.
How to enter
Anyone can nominate an “Epilepsy Hero” who they feel deserves to attend - it could be someone living with epilepsy, a friend, family member, health professional or anyone who has gone the extra mile to help or raise awareness of epilepsy.
Five winners will be chosen and invited, with a guest, to attend The Patron’s Lunch. Nominations must be received by Monday 29 February and one “Epilepsy Hero” will be announced each day of the week following this date.
Click for more details and to make a nomination.