Will you push the purple button?

Purple Day – 26 March 2024

Join the thousands of others pushing the purple button, to turn the world purple, raise money and help make a life-changing difference for people living with epilepsy.

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· A fundraising guide full of tips and ideas

· Posters and invites to help you promote your fundraising

· Balloons, stickers, games and DIY bunting to decorate your venue

· Support from our Purple Day team!

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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 will help 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
Leona smiling with her kids on a countryside walk

Your support changes lives

Theo was diagnosed with epilepsy at nine years old after having multiple seizures. Leona, Theo’s Mum, shares Theo’s story and how Epilepsy Action helped to make a difference to their lives.

By getting involved this Purple Day, you can help more people like Leona and Theo get the support they need when they need it most.

Join us today in making the world a better place for people affected by epilepsy.

Read Theo and Leona's story

Meet our purple heroes!

About Purple Day

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.

How can I get involved?

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. Sign up for your fundraising pack today and we’ll send you everything you need.


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