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Purple Day, the day for epilepsy awareness

The countdown is on for Purple Day on 26 March. With your support, we'll make this year bigger and better than ever before and raise even more funds for those affected by epilepsy. Download your Purple Day pack to get your purple planning in the right direction.  

Thank you for fundraising, every pound helps

Your fundraising ensures we can continue to provide our information to people who really need it. Each year we distribute over 200,000 free epilepsy information leaflets helping people to understand their condition and manage it well. 

The countdown is on for Purple Day

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Here are some of the ways your fundraising will go towards helping people with epilepsy.

Our youngest fundraiser

At just nine years of age, Caiden Tanfield is one of Epilepsy Society's youngest fundraisers. He was diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy in Childhood Syndrome (BRECS) last year following a seizure. Caiden's mum, Rosa, explains his passion for Purple Day: "He wants to make everyone aware of epilepsy. He made leaflets to share with his friends at school to tell them what they should do if he has a seizure."

A day to raise awareness of epilepsy

Purple Day is the international day for epilepsy and falls on 26 March each year. Purple Day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada, who has epilepsy and wanted to get people talking about the condition.