A BARRY couple have visited 10 Downing Street in honour of their outstanding contribution to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death from Epilepsy).

Joined by Vale MP Alun Cairns, Jean and Sid Pycroft were invited by Samantha Cameron to join her in support of SUDEP Action. The Prime Minister and his wife suffered the loss of their son to the condition as did Mr and Mrs Pycroft some years ago.

The charity was originally set up by five women, who came together following the death of loved ones and is the leading voluntary organisation in the UK and internationally.

Mr Cairns said: “I was so pleased to be able to join Sid and Jean for this reception. Mrs Cameron hosted the event and it was a lovely evening.

“Jean and Sid, sadly, know all too well the impact of this condition as they suddenly lost their son, Jason, in 2009 to the condition.

“They have been tireless supporters of SUDEP and I know they have raised a tremendous amount of money for the charity.

“They are an inspiration and this goes a small way to recognising their hard work on behalf of SUDEP.”