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ROUND UP: Surrey chairman pays epilepsy charity a visit; New libraries app launched

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From L-R: Mayor of Godalming Anne Bott, Chief Executive of The Meath Epilepsy Trust Mike Keighley, Surrey Chairman Sally Marks, Mayor of Waverley Mike Band. Click image to download.

Surrey chairman pays epilepsy charity a visit

Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks paid tribute to the “fantastic work” of volunteeers at The Meath Epilepsy Trust when she took a tour of the charity’s Godalming base, including a new £2.3 million centre being built. The trust helps adults with severe epilepsy and related disabilities build confidence and gain new skills.

Mrs Marks said: “I was delighted to be invited to take a tour around the great facilities the Trust offer and meet the people who benefit from using these. The charity does great work with people affected by the condition, which often goes under the radar despite more than 600,000 living with it in the UK, and it was great to see the work going into the building of the new facitility which will help people with the greatest needs. I’d also like to highlight the fantastic work done by the volunteers at the trust, which without them would simply cease to exist.”

New libraries app launched

Children wanting help with a reading challenge set by Surrey County Council’s libraries service can now to turn to an app.

The app provides help for the Summer Reading Challenge, which is aimed at children aged four to 11 and finishes on 12 September.

It can be downloaded from Apple’s app store and Google Play and offers games and videos as well as the chance to search for books.

More information about the challenge can be found on the county council’s website.

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