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of everyone affected by epilepsy


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Our address is Epilepsy Action, New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, LEEDS, LS19 7XY, UK.

How Epilepsy Action will use your personal information

Monthly donation

Make a regular donation, monthly, quarterly or annually and always be safe in the knowledge you are making a difference to people with epilepsy.

How your gift helps

Donations fund £9 of every £10 it costs to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy. Your generosity will provide advice, campaign for fairness and offer a lifeline to those affected by epilepsy when they need it most.

Latest appeals

From time to time we need your help to fund something special. Read our latest appeal here and join with others to make it happen.

A gift in your will

Create a brighter future for people with epilepsy by remembering Epilepsy Action with a gift in your will.

Give in memory

Honor a loved one’s memory by making a gift that can change lives. Whether at a service, an event or on an anniversary, give in memory and make a difference to those with epilepsy.

Sunflower Tribute Fund

Celebrate the life of someone special with an online tribute fund in their name. Share memories and photos while helping those affected by epilepsy.

Payroll giving

Donating through your salary is tax efficient, simple, and ensures more of your hard earned cash goes to those who need it the most. Find out more about Payroll giving

Share donor

Donate unwanted shares and reduce your own tax bill too. It’s easier than you think!

Gift Aid

At no cost to UK taxpayers, donations can be worth even more! Sign up to Gift Aid and Epilepsy Action will do the rest.

Me and my company

Join with your colleagues to raise funds and awareness at work. Nominate us as your company’s Charity of the Year or host a fundraising day to celebrate one of our events. Sponsorship of one of our many high profile fundraising events is a great way to get your company seen by many people.

Trusts and foundations

As Epilepsy Action receives no statutory funding and over 95% of our income is from donations, forming partnerships with trusts and foundations is essential to our work. Find out how we can help you fulfil your charitable objectives and create brighter futures for people with epilepsy.

Give in celebration

Donate in lieu of flowers at your wedding, instead of gifts at your anniversary or birthday party - make your day so much more special and give the gift of hope to those affected by epilepsy.


The best of both worlds, help the environment and help those affected by epilepsy and maybe even de-clutter at the same time!


*Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate. Epilepsy Action will receive 100 per cent of the donation. UK only. 

Comments: read the 10 comments or add yours


Hi, I was just looking to see if you could text a donation eg Purple Day and so your text donation on this page, I personally think £5.00 is a lot to ask people, for example £3 would be more realistic to people, also Epilepsy Society have got a Text a Purple Day Pound, which is better, which is even better, more people are likely to take part in this then E.A £5 one, people are just being asked so many times re fundraising, so in my oppion low fig is better than to high.

All have a lovely Purple Day at E.A.

Submitted by Ellie Hardy on

Hi Ellie

Thanks for your comments. You can text PURPLE to 70500  to give £3 and help raise awareness this #PurpleDay

Submitted by Epilepsy Action on

Thank you for your reply only just seen it as just got back in from Purple Day walk. :)

Submitted by Ellie Hardy on

No problem Ellie - hope your day has gone well!

Submitted by Epilepsy Action on

Hi myself and 15 friends are entering three teams in the Belfast marathon and have chosen epilepsy ni are one of two charities. We have set up a donation page with Virgin money fund-raising and we where wondering if you could supply use with some t-shirts for running. Looking forward to hearing back from yourselves.
Thanks Carol

Submitted by Carol on

Why if some other charities are now using this ICE bucket challenge that there is not an advertised Epilepsy related number for donation. You don't have to have an epileptic condition to do this therefore you are not promoting any perceived danger to sufferers and advising against it.My wife would like to take this challenge, does not have epilepsy but would like a donation this to go an epilepsy related charity. Why no 5 digit code for this available? People have different charities close to their hearts. Cancer, Muscular-Dystrophy,ALS and others why not use this and social media platforms for donations and awareness?

Submitted by Robert Russell on

Good morning, Robert.

Thanks for getting in touch and for your enthusiasm to raise funds in support of people with epilepsy.

A few people have donated to Epilepsy Action as part of the ice bucket challenge already. We’re grateful for the support, but we’re conscious of not promoting it directly as that challenge is a campaign intended to raise funds and awareness for motor neurone disease.

There are a couple of numbers that supporters can text to donate to Epilepsy Action – texting the word ‘act’ to the number 70700 will make a donation of £5, while the word ‘donate’ texted to the number 70500 will give £3. Texts cost the standard network rate plus the value of the donation, and Epilepsy Action will receive 100 per cent of the donation.

Alternatively, there are many other ways you can raise funds to support work towards a brighter future for everyone affected by epilepsy. You can donate directly to Epilepsy Action or take part in a fundraising activity of your choice – there’s something for everyone, from skydiving to the ‘National Tea and cake Break’. If you tag us on social media while you’re fundraising, we’ll certainly share it and say thanks!

If you need any further support, including merchandise and resources to assist you in your fundraising, please call the Epilepsy Action fundraising team free-of-charge on 0808 800 5050, we’ll be glad to help in any way we can. Once again, thanks for your support and good luck with your fundraising!

Best wishes

James Wainwright

Individual Giving and Membership Manager

Submitted by James-Epilepsy ... on

I am fuming. I donated using text and was charge VAT by T Mobile. When I queried this they told me it wasn't logged as a charity. Surely this should have been done. I would rather the money go to the charity.

Submitted by Jane Head on

Hi, we held a fundraising event at work and are trying to donate the cash. Is there bank account we can donate straight into?
Many thanks

Submitted by Natasha on

Hi Natasha

Thank you for holding a Purple Day event. We hope you enjoyed the day.

Once you have collected and counted up the funds you have raised, there are several ways you can send your donation to us:

Cheques payable to 'Epilepsy Action' can be sent to our freepost address given below.

You can donate online or over the phone by debit or credit card by visiting epilepsy.org.uk/donate or calling 0113 210 8824

You can also pay your donation directly into the bank. Please contact events@epilepsy.org.uk for details.

Epilepsy Action
New Anstey House
Gate Way Drive
LS19 7XY

If you have any other questions you can contact our Events Team directly on the email address and telephone number given above.

Best wishes

Epilepsy Action

Submitted by Sacha, Epilepsy... on