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!
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.
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:
Your voice is vital to campaigns that raise awareness of epilepsy.
Your support funds the advice and resources people need to demand better healthcare.
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.