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purple day for epilepsy awareness

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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. 

This year we're encouraging as many of you as possible to hold a Purple Pyjama Party! If a Purple Pyjama Party isn't for you, we'd love you to join us and celebrate Purple Day in your own way. Order your purple pack to get your purple planning underway.

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

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Looking for ideas?

We continue to be amazed by the wonderful fundraising events our supporters organise for Purple Day. With your help we have turned workplaces, schools, homes and even Trafalgar Square purple - raising valuable funds and increasing awareness of epilepsy.  If you're still looking for ideas on how to fundraise on Purple Day why not download our A-Z of fundraising to get your Purple Day planning underway!

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Add extra materials to your pack

You can add to your Purple Day pack by ordering merchandise on our online shop. We have Epilepsy Society balloons, cake toppers, banners, T-shirts, wigs and pin badge ribbons.