THREE brave Northwich siblings are leading the way in the fight to raise awareness of epilepsy and how to deal with it.

Jenson King, seven, his younger brother William, five, and sister Darcie, four, have all been diagnosed with epilepsy and learned how to understand and manage the symptoms.

To mark National Epilepsy Week, they have recorded a video explaining to other children how to take 'action' when seizures occur.

Mum Rachael said: "The main thing is to keep raising awareness, but also finding different ways of doing so.

"For them to be able to raise awareness on their own is really important.

"It's better for children when other children can explain it to them. They can put it across in a different way, from their point of view."

All three children have seizures and have learned to support each other. Just a few weeks ago, Darcie spotted William's seizure and was able to tell her mum.

Rachael said: "Things change in a split second. She noticed the signs, and she is only four.

"If from an early age children can start to understand and tell other people, then it will all just become more normal and not so frightening."

New Epilepsy Action research shows that 36 per cent of the UK public would be unsure or unwilling to help someone having an epileptic seizure.

Over half of those surveyed thought you should put something in someone’s mouth when they’re having a seizure, and that flashing lights trigger most seizures. In fact, only three per cent of people with epilepsy are photosensitive.

This lack of knowledge and understanding means that many people with epilepsy can feel unsafe in public. This National Epilepsy Week, May 20 to 26, Epilepsy Action is highlighting the simple ways people can help someone having a seizure, potentially even saving their life.

Epilepsy affects one in every 100 people in the UK.

If you see someone having a seizure, stay with them and protect them from anything dangerous in their surroundings. Call for assistance if needed. If in doubt, or if a seizure lasts longer than five minutes, always call for an ambulance.

People can find out more about how to help someone having a seizure at

Rachael will be taking on a 14-mile walk from Sir John Deane's to Leighton Hospital on Sunday, June 2 to raise money for charity. Search Purple Warriors Sponsored Walk on Facebook.