Whittington nurse honoured for helping children with epilepsy

Tessa Walker has won a Young Epilepsy Champion award Pic: Paul Starr

Tessa Walker has won a Young Epilepsy Champion award Pic: Paul Starr - Credit: Archant

Kind Tessa Walker receives gong at star-studded bash

A nurse has been handed an award for her work helping children with epilepsy.

Tessa Walker, 28, a specialist nurse for youngsters with the condition at the Whittington Hospital in Magdala Avenue, Archway, picked up the gong at the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards at a star-studded bash on March 26.

The event at City Hall was attended by celebrity guests including Olympian James Cracknell, EastEnders actor Himesh Patel, athlete Dai Greene and footballer Leon Legge.

She said: “It is a real honour to win this award and it means so much to me. I have worked in the field of epilepsy since I qualified as a nurse more than seven years ago, it has always been the area of nursing where my passion lies.

“The children and families I work with show immense strength and courage in spite of sometimes extremely difficult circumstances. It is a privilege to be their nurse.”