A CHARITY has donated equipment worth thousands of pounds to three special schools in Kirklees.
Huddersfield Epilepsy Group has provided the specialist equipment to Highfields in Edgerton, Turnshaws in Kirkburton and Fairfields in Heckmondwike.
All will benefit pupils who have epilepsy.
The equipment includes computer communication aids, large portable computer screens that respond to touch, sand and water trays, musical activity centres, fibre optics, musical instruments and toys.
Fairfields bought seven computer systems with flat screens and special switches.
All the head teachers are exceptionally grateful to the help they have been given.
Fairfields head teacher Richard Ware said: "The help we have been given by Huddersfield Epilepsy Group has been absolutely wonderful.
"All the money they have given us has gone to supporting children in the classroom and has filled a need that would otherwise not have been met."
* Huddersfield Epilepsy Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm at Huddersfield Methodist Mission.
Fairfields headteacher Richard Ware will be the speaker at the meeting on April 4.
* Epilepsy is a neurological condition which can affect anyone, at any age and from any walk of life.
* There are more than 40 types of seizure and a person may have more than one type.
* 456,000 or 1 in every 131 people in the UK has epilepsy.
* On average 81 people every day are diagnosed with epilepsy.
* One in 20 people will have a single seizure at some time in their life.
* Many people who develop epilepsy before the age of 20 will "grow out of it" in adult life.