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Purple Day

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People in purple

We're busy planning how we can make Purple Day 2016 the biggest and best ever. It's on 26 March 2016, which is Easter Saturday!

Purple Day is the international day for epilepsy awareness. Join us to turn the world purple!

Voice it purple!

How do you feel talking about your epilepsy? Do you talk openly about it? Or do you only mention it when you absolutely have to? Be part of our Purple Poll and share your experiences to help us get the world talking about epilepsy.

Have your say

Holding a Purple Day event really is simple!

Whether you paint yourself purple, organise a purple bake off or host a purple tea party, you can hold your Purple Day event anywhere and invite anybody along to share in the fun.

Register now for your free purplicious toolkit and we will send you everything you need to make your Purple Day event a huge success.

Register now

Spread awareness with our Purple Day wristbands

This year we have created a brand new fabric wristband so that you, your friends, colleagues and family can all show your support for people with epilepsy.

The wristband is purple and has both "Epilepsy Action" and our website address in the design.

Grab your wristbands

Let's try to turn Google purple

Let's get everyone together in the worldwide epilepsy community together to see if we can get Google to do a purple Google Doodle on 26 March.

Tell Google why they should go purple

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or sign up to our e-newsletter and we'll let you know what's happening!

Text PURPLE to 70300 to give £3 (UK only) Terms and conditions

Let's stand together for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action will receive 100 per cent of your donation.

Purple Day is your chance to:

End stigma
Your voice is vital to campaigns that raise awareness of epilepsy.

Improve healthcare
Your support funds the advice and resources people need to demand better healthcare.

Stand together
Our volunteers run a national network of local support groups. You can also be part of our global online communities, like Facebook and forum4e. 

Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries. People with epilepsy and their families can face stigma and discrimination.

Event Date: 
Wednesday 26 March 2014 (All day)

Comments: read the 4 comments or add yours


My daughter (age 7) is writing a book about Purple Girl, a super hero who helps children with epilepsy. She will be selling copies at school/church etc for a donation.

Submitted by Kathy on

Hi Kathy

That's great! Please thank your daughter for us. And, best wishes to Purple Girl! We wish her and your daughter all the best.

Kind regards

Epilepsy Action

Submitted by Sacha, Epilepsy... on

My daughter, aged 10, baked cakes for her class on Purple Day 2015. She was thrilled that she sold all the cakes and the money she raised will be donated to Epilepsy Action. She was diagnosed with epilepsy aged 5 and does everything she can do to raise awareness about the condition. Regards, Matt

Submitted by Matthew on

Dear Matthew
Thank you to your daughter for her support of Purple Day! It's great to hear she had a good time, and her support really helps.

Best wishes
Epilepsy Action

Submitted by Sacha, Epilepsy... on