The Tarrant Valley 2017 is proud to be able to support the following good causes:
Epilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, we are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals.
Epilepsy can affect anyone at any age and from any walk of life, and globally over 50 million people have the condition. Epilepsy Action is here to support people every step of the way through living with the condition.
Our mission is to relieve the suffering and distress of men and women over the age of 16 who are survivors of child abuse (sexual, physical, emotional and neglect) in Dorset, including Bournemouth and Poole.
The experience of childhood abuse is recognised as having a significant traumatic impact on a person’s life. Some who were abused when they were young experience lasting distress and debilitating symptoms that endure into adulthood.
Depression, extreme anxiety and fear, inability to trust others, and chronic physical symptoms are but a few of the effects that can seriously limit childhood abuse survivors’ hopes for a happy, fulfilling life.
We seek to raise public awareness of the needs of the adult survivors of child abuse and promote a more understanding and supportive public attitude towards them.
DAA provides a variety of services: