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purple day for epilepsy awareness

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. 

Purple Day logo

Do something brilliant, do something purple

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 still love you to join us and fundraise for Purple Day in your own way. 



A group of girls holding their Purple Day Pyjama party

Purple pyjama party

Organising a Purple Pyjama Party is easy! Simply start by deciding where to hold your party: at work, at home, at school or even in your local village hall. We have step by step guides, posters, props, games and recipes to make every party a success. 


To speak to someone about Purple Day please contact the fundraising team on or call 01494 601 414.

T-shirts and pin badges

Wear purple with pride

Show your support this purple day by ordering merchandise on our online shop. We have Epilepsy Society T-shirts, wigs and ribbon pin badges so you can wear it purple!


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. Thank you from all of us for all your continued support.