Cobblers pleased to back awareness week
Facial Palsy Awareness Week takes place during the first week of March every year.
The week highlights issues to the general public and health professionals about the true impact of facial palsy, a condition which affects around 100,000 people in the UK and has over 30 different causes. The effects of facial palsy can be devastating, yet they are often misunderstood by health professionals, employers and the general public.
Northampton Town Football Club are supporting Facial Palsy Awareness Week. Pictured are players with season ticket holder Abbie Callen, who has bilateral facial paralysis due to muscular dystrophy. Abbie wants to raise awareness of facial paralysis as people who don't know her think she looks very serious or is even upset as she is unable to smile.
Founder of Facial Palsy UK, Charles Nduka says: “There is a lack of awareness among health professionals and the general public about facial palsy, and the psycho-social implications of losing the ability to smile.”