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Every donation, no matter how large or small, helps to build a brighter future for people with epilepsy. Thank you for your support.

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

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

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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 (not verified) 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 ... (not verified) 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 (not verified) 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 (not verified) 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... (not verified) on

I have finished my sponsor swim for epilepsy action raising 1100 pound for you lot

Submitted by andrew saunderson (not verified) on

Dear Andrew
Congratulations to you for completing your sponsored swim! You're a real Epilepsy ACTION Hero! Well done! We are delighted to hear that you have collected £1000 for your participation in this type of fundraising.
Best wishes
Epilepsy Action

Submitted by Sacha, Epilepsy... (not verified) on

I am going to have gamma knife surgery for my avm next year. My carer who is also my best friend but not related. Will any insurance company cover me for the event of anything bad happening. Please help. Thank you Jason.

Submitted by Jason clarke (not verified) on

Hi Jason
We can’t say for sure if you would be able to get cover, as each company is likely to make its decision based on your individual circumstances. Epilepsy Action works with Tyfin Capital Planning Ltd to help our UK-based members and their families find life assurance at a competitive price. You can call them on 01268 560 511 for a quote. To find out more about becoming a member of Epilepsy Action visit our membership page.

I hope this helps. Wishing you all the best for your surgery next year. If we can be of any more help please feel free to get in touch.

Epilepsy Action Advice and Information Team

Submitted by Grace, Epilepsy... (not verified) on