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Epilepsy Action

Saturday 26th March 2022 is Epilepsy Action’s ‘Purple Day’

What is Purple Day?

In 2008, eight-year-old Cassidy Megan from Canada decided she wanted to help raise awareness for people with epilepsy and to make sure no one affected feels alone. She named her idea after the colour of lavender, the internationally recognised flower for epilepsy, and Purple Day was born!

Over the years, the event has grown to become the international success we know today, celebrated by the epilepsy community all over the world.

Epilepsy Action campaigns for people with epilepsy all year round, raising valuable awareness and funds to support everyone affected by the condition. Purple Day represents the biggest chance in the year to get the word out there about how important it is to understand epilepsy.

How to get involved

You can get started by signing up for a free purple pack, which includes loads of fun activities and ideas for you to make a difference this Purple Day.

You can show your support all year round by grabbing a purple wristband. There is still time to order your pack - just visit the website The Epilepsy Action Organisation offers lots of support – from general advice and information, talk and support groups to specialised support.

You can contact the organisation on 0808 800 5050.


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