AN EPILEPSY charity has received a donation of more than £21,000 to help children understand the condition.

Yeadon-based Epilepsy Action has been given the money by the Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket.

This grant will enable the charity to develop online resources specifically for children and young people, to help them gain a better understanding of their condition. The resources will complement online programmes which the charity has already developed and which range from school staff training to support for parents and carers.

Philippa Cartwright, fundraising manager at Epilepsy Action, said: "We are delighted to receive this donation, and would like to say a big thank you to the Morrisons Foundation. We know that having epilepsy can be a scary thing, particularly for a child or young person. It can be hard for them to understand what happens to them when they have a seizure. This money will allow us to create resources that could change the life of a child with epilepsy by helping them to understand and feel more confident about their condition."

A cheque for £21,643 was presented to Epilepsy Action on behalf of the Foundation by Abigail Doncaster who works at the Morrisons store in Yeadon.

She said: "We’re delighted that the Morrisons Foundation is supporting Epilepsy Action’s resources, which help young people understand their condition better."

Epilepsy affects around one in every 100 people in the UK alone and 87 people are diagnosed with the condition every day. Each year, Epilepsy Action directly helps over two million people through a range of services, including its Epilepsy Action Helpline, freephone 0808 800 5050, support group network and website.

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by the supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which improve people’s lives. Since launching more than £10million has been donated to charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Visit to find out about the charity's resources.