May 21 2013 Latest news:
by Tom Moore, Brentford correspondent
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Brentford star Leon Legge is looking to provide support for the charity Young Epilepsy by backing ‘My Purple Pledge’.
The 26-year-old is an ambassador for the charity and has suffered from the condition since 2002.
Representatives from Young Epilepsy were at Griffin Park to see last night’s victory over Exeter in order to raise awareness for International Purple Day (March 26) as well as National Epilepsy Awareness week (beginning May 20).
“I heard that the guys were coming along and enjoyed the experience,” Legge told London24. “It was good to get a win in front of them.”
The defender admitted that his involvement with the charity has been growing in recent weeks.
“(My involvement) started off out of the blue really and as the months have gone on I’ve been getting more involved, such as the purple pledge,” Legge added.
“I’ve ordered a pair of boots with a purple tick and purple writing on and they’ll be coming out in a few weeks’ time.
“I’m doing a lot for them at the moment. It’s a very good cause.”
Legge has suffered from the condition but does not let it impact on his football career.
“I’ve suffered from epilepsy for the past 10 years,” he added.
“I just get on with playing football. I’ve not had many problems up until now and I won’t let it get in the way of what I want to do.”
Epilepsy is a condition that affects around one child in every primary school and five in every secondary school.
Visit www.mypurplepledge.com for more information or follow My Purple Pledge on Twitter @purplepledge.