Small Steps - Seize the Day

A charity raising awareness of epilepsy and supporting families who have babies and toddlers with this condition.


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KIDS launches a new site

Posted by Small Steps on September 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (4)

Today KIDS launches a new suite of resources to support families and carers of disabled children and young people to help them navigate the reforms to Special Educational Needs and Disability provision.

The full suite of resources is available to view on the KIDS website:

KIDS works with disabled children, young people and their families. As part of the ‘Making it Personal:2’ project, sponsored by the Department for Education, KIDS ...

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MHRA: Antiepileptic drugs: changing between different manufacturers products

Posted by Debbie Simpson on May 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We would like to make parents aware of the following letter that has been recently issued by the MHRA, who regulate medicines and medical devices in the UK (click on the underlined text to view).

The letter states that for many people it is safe to switch from one manufacturer of their antiepileptic drugs ...

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Epilepsy Action Newcastle Event Sat 26th Oct

Posted by Small Steps on September 20, 2013 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Find out more about treatment options at our Newcastle event - Saturday 26 October 2013 11.00am-3.30pm

Epilepsy Action are holding a series of events across England and Wales. They will give people with epilepsy, their families, friends and carers, the opportunities to find out more about different treatment options for difficult to control seizures.

· Book your place now


Sessions at the event will include:

Surgery for epilepsy

Vagus ne...

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Support from Local Company

Posted by Debbie Simpson on September 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We are very pleased to say that Small Steps - Seize the Day have just been announced as Komatsu UK's nominated charity for the next 12 months. Komatsu is multinational company that makes excavators, with its UK base in Birtley, Co Durham. We're really looking forward to working with them.


Big Thank You!

Posted by Debbie Simpson on September 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A massive THANK YOU to Unison who have just donated £1000 to us!

2nd Annual Fundraising Ball

Posted by Debbie Simpson on September 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Our second annual fundraising ball was held at the Ramside Hall Hotel on Saturday 22nd September. The evening was a great success, raising £3120.50 for the charity.

Raffle Prize Winners were as follows:

B&B at White Hart Hotel in Harrogate 1135 Suzanne Jones

Chicky Boo Babies 100e voucher 1761 Gary D

Sarah Loveland Photo Package 752 Jean

Paintballing and Comedy Club for 8 354 P Johnson

Gucci Purse 560 M Martin

Purple Basket of Goo...

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Guide for Fathers of a Disabled Child

Posted by Debbie Simpson on August 25, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Contact a Family charity have just produced a guide for Fathers of a Disabled Child. Full of useful information and tips it's definitely worth a look.

Webstore now active

Posted by Debbie Simpson on August 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Our webstore page is now active and can be used to buy tickets for the forthcoming annual ball.

3 Thousand Pounds raised in last 3 months

Posted by Small Steps on March 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to all our supporters who have come along to our events recently. Seaham School of Technology kick started the fundraising in February adding £920 from their talent show - well done to Year 11, especially Jade, Aimee and Nathan. Our consett Racenight pulled in £930 with a massive £150 raised from the auction race. Private donations from the local York shopping group brought us £80, Newcastle Airport employee handed us a cheque for £200 and our latest Shoppi...

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Christmas Shopping Night a hit

Posted by Small Steps on October 22, 2011 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you all who attended our christmas shopping night, everyone had a great time and many asked when our next one is. The answer to that question is spring time, watch this space for dates. We managed to raise £919 last night so a huge thanks to everyone involved. The raffle draw numbers are below. If you haven't yet claimed your prize, you can pick it up from the Red Lion at Chester-le-Street. Just take along your winning ticket.

1) Framed Hand Impression  0227  Michel...

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