Reigning Miss World UK Mhairi Fergusson at National Epilepsy Week award show

21 May 2016 | Angelopedia

Miss World UK 2015 Mhairi Fergusson presented ‘Bright Star’ award at National Epilepsy Week award show.

Held at the historic Globe Theatre, it was an evening which was dedicated to rejoice the achievements of those living with epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Mhairi, who represented Scotland at Miss World 2015 held on December 19’ 2016 in Sanya, China was herself diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 13, and has worked with epilepsy charity the Muir Maxwell Trust for the past 8 years.

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Reigning Miss World UK Mhairi Fergusson honours ‘Bright Star’ Award


Speaking to the sources, Mhairi said “It was an honour to attend and present an award at the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards last night. Having the condition, I can relate to many of the stories shared, having epilepsy is not easy but it was clear to see that everyone in that room last night has faced their obstacles head on and doesn't let the condition define them.

Miss UK 2015 expressed her feeling saying: “I'm so proud to have been involved in this event and to have been able to present the Inspirational Bright Star award. I'm continuing to raise awareness of this condition throughout my reign and hopefully I can help break the stigma attached to epilepsy.

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The UK’s National Epilepsy Week (15-21 May) aspires to grant gratitude to those who are diligently fighting discrimination, tackling inclusivity and are facing every day major challenge that living with such condition can bring.