The Encephalitis Society held a public awareness event at Cardiff City Centre, one of twenty-one cities they are visiting to hold their 21st celebrations. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. The inflammation is caused either by an infection invading the brain (infectious); or through the immune system attacking the brain in error (post-infectious or autoimmune Encephalitis).
Working to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by Encephalitis are (Left to Right): Angela Jones, Phillipa Chapman, Lucy Thomas, Matthew Martin, (Sitting) Megan Vickery and Jon Ainsley.
The Encephalitis Society claims to have the vision: To live in a world where Encephalitis is as rare as it possibly can be given its eradication is unlikely, and that those affected and their families, have access to early diagnosis, excellent management of their condition, timely access to rehabilitation and other forms of social support.