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epilepsy.org.uk April 2017
e-action April 2017
Raising awareness on Purple Day
Thank you for making a difference

This is a big thank you from everyone at Epilepsy Action to all of you who made a difference on Purple Day.

We were overwhelmed by the amount of people who joined us in sharing stories and info about living with epilepsy, the people who ran events or donated, and to those of you who helped raise awareness with a purple wristband.

Of course, raising awareness of the challenges of living with epilepsy isn’t just a job for one day of the year. Every day 87 more people in the UK are diagnosed with epilepsy.

Together we can make sure those people have the information and support they need, when they need it the most.

There are many different ways to get involved in our work, from volunteering your time, to fundraising or supporting our campaigns work. You can find our more on our website.

Get involved today
Survey on benefits
Share your views on the benefits system

Epilepsy Action is part of the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC). It’s a group of over 80 different charities which campaigns for a fair benefits system for disabled people and their families.

The DBC has put together a survey which asks you about your experiences of the benefits system, particularly Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

The anonymous evidence you provide will help us to campaign for a fairer benefits system for all disabled people. Anyone who has supported you to apply for these benefits is welcome to fill it in of your behalf.

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Fundraising offer
Want to challenge yourself? Now there’s nothing stopping you!

Over the Easter period we have slashed our fundraising event registration fees to just £10.

Yes, you read that correctly! You can now save up to 75% when you sign-up for any of our cycling or running events, including RideLondon, Tough Mudder and Royal Parks Half Marathon.

There’s never been a better time to challenge yourself and make a difference to people living with epilepsy.

The £10 registration fee offer ends on Wednesday 26 April.

sign up today