Bath bus row epileptic raises awareness
A young woman with epilepsy who was thrown off a bus because the driver would not accept her free travel disability card has been raising awareness about her condition.
Last month the Chronicle reported on the case of Jess McGee, who was left feeling embarrassed and angry when a bus driver rejected her Diamond Card and told her it was a "p*ss take" that she was entitled to ride the bus free of charge.
Now students at her former school Beechen Cliff, where her parents Brian and Penny work, have hosted a tea party and cake sale as part of a national initiative by Epilepsy Action.
The aim was to raise money and awareness about the condition.
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Jess, 19, who lives in Bear Flat, said: "It all went really well and we raised about £260, which was great.
"All the sixth formers and teachers had put so much effort into it, making the cakes, and it was them who came up with the idea."
She added that since the story had come out about the bus incident she had received a lot of support from people, including customers at Morrisons, in London Road, where she works.
Jess is now busy organising a skydive for her friend Eve Howlett, which they hope will take place in the coming months, depending on the weather. The pair are hoping it will raise £400 for Epilepsy Action.
For more information or to donate money go to www.justgiving.com/jess- eve.