Purple Day 2024

You’re all amazing! 

Whether you baked, walked or dressed in purple- whatever you did for Purple Day, you made a life-changing difference.

Thank you for helping create a world without limits for people with epilepsy.

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Laura's story

Laura found a different outlook on life, after using the Epilepsy Action Befriending Service. Laura became  a Befriender a year after her call, she wanted to give back.

Your donations this Purple Day will help many more people just like Laura to find the strength to start to rebuild their confidence and independence

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We can’t wait to raise even more funds to make a life-changing difference for people with epilepsy.

If you’d like to get involved next year, register your interest below and we’ll be in touch when our Purple Day fundraising packs become available.

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The power of purple

626,000 people in the UK are living with epilepsy and 79 people are diagnosed every single day. Your support this Purple Day has helped us to be here for them, every step of the way.

enables our expert Helpline team to answer a call to support someone affected by epilepsy
could provide a safe space for two people to share their experiences at a Talk and Support group
could recruit, train and equip a befriending volunteer to offer one-to-one support for someone affected by epilepsy

With your help, we can help so many more people, together .

Find out why thousands of people come together every year.

In 2008, eight-year-old Cassidy Megan from Canada decided she wanted to help raise awareness for people with epilepsy and to help them realise that they’re not alone.

Cassidy picked purple to represent this day because lavender is internationally recognised as the flower for epilepsy. Over the years, the event grew to become the international success we know today, and it’s now one of the biggest fundraising events in the epilepsy calendar.

Taking place in March, every year thousands of amazing people come together to raise awareness and funds to help make a difference for people living with epilepsy.

Want to get involved in 2025?

Bake purple goodies, dress in purple, walk in purple  – whatever you choose to do, do it purple and be part of an incredible community making a difference. Register your interest today! 

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Meet our purple heroes!

Get involved in 2025!

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We’ll be in touch when our 2025 fundraising packs become available.

It will be jam-packed with fun stuff to help you plan, decorate and raise lots of purple pounds!

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