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Best to Test campaign visiting Fulwood Academy to warn of allergy dangers

Posted on - 9th November, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Greyfriars, News, Schools
Dr HIlary Jones and Emma Wileman will visit Fulwood Academy

Dr HIlary Jones and Emma Wileman will visit Fulwood Academy

Pupils at Fulwood Academy are to be told about the dangers of allergies and their link with asthma.

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TV doctor Hilary Jones joins Haydn’s Wish founder Emm Wileman to visit the school later this month.

Emma’s son Haydn died aged nine when he suffered an anaphylactic shock due to an unknown peanut allergy.

She has set up a charity to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to other children.

Emma said: “We knew Haydn was a severe asthmatic, but the peanut allergy came completely out of the blue. I, as a parent, had no idea what allergies were about and certainly didn’t realise the potential severity of them.’

“As far as we are aware nothing could’ve been done to save Haydn after the reaction had happened, however, it doesn’t mean we can’t use his story to raise awareness and save others.”

The Best to Test campaign urges parents, especially those whose children have asthma, to get their children tested for allergies.

Dr Jones said: “If you have a good allergy, you are four times more likely to have asthma.”

The pair will be at the school on Wednesday 25 November to deliver a talk to the students.

Does your child attend Fulwood Academy? Will you be taking the test? Let us know in the comments below

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