Herne Bay’s most famous landmark was lit up in purple to mark International Epilepsy Awareness Day. The event was organised by the Team Jo Epilepsy Foundation and the Friends of the Clock Tower group. Charity campaigner Jo Mumford hopes to raise money to buy an EEG machine for Kent and Canterbury Hospital. The machine will allow people with epilepsy to be diagnosed locally, instead of having to travel to hospitals in London. She said:
“I wanted to do something bigger than I had done in previous years. I had heard that buildings around the world turn purple, so I thought why not the Clock Tower? So it joined other buildings like Toronto’s CN Tower, the White House, and Blackpool Tower in changing to purple. We raised £250, which will make a huge difference in epilepsy care in our area.”
To find out more about the Team Jo Epilepsy Foundation, visit www.teamjo-epilepsy.org.
Herne Bay Gazette, April 2nd 2015