End stigma, improve healthcare,
stand together

Purple Day

Purple Day Order a pack What does epilepsy look like Share your story

Purple Day 2016

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!

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

Purple Day 2015: a thank you!

A massive thank you to the thousands of people who made this year’s Purple Day such an amazing day for epilepsy awareness.

Thank you to everyone who wore purple.  Or who organised for a local landmark to turn purple.

Thank you to everyone who spoke out about their epilepsy, especially those whose stories we’ve featured or whose stories have been in the media.  And to those who shared their story on Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you to everyone who organised or went to an epilepsy awareness-raising event.

Thank you to everyone who raised money. Your generosity funds the advice and resources needed by people with epilepsy.

The work doesn’t end here, of course.  You can continue to make a difference. We can continue to stand together for people with epilepsy.

Find out more

What does epilepsy look like?

Stevie is a young man with epilepsy. For Purple Day his dad, and carer, Jon tells us what life with epilepsy is like for Stevie's family.

Watch more stories

87 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in the UK today. Some will go on to control their epilepsy. Many others, like Stevie will not.

Either way YOU can make a difference.

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.

People in purple

Download your glasses and share your photo!

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