A TEACHING assistant at Graham James Primary Academy is helping to raise awareness about epilepsy.

Hayley Birchall helps Maddie Hughes, four, who suffers from the condition. Seizures affect her home and school life.

Hayley, after seeing how debilitating the condition can be, decided to take on fundraising activities.

She has already raised £700.

Now she is gearing up for the Colour Me Rad 5k run in June If you want to donate please go to www.justgiving.com/Hayley-Tweed-birchall