Enjoying a purple patch

I am writing to ask readers to turn their world purple for epilepsy this Purple Day.

Saturday, 16th February 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 10:26 am

The international day of epilepsy awareness, Purple Day, falls on Tuesday, March 26, and sees people across the globe come together to dispel the myths that surround epilepsy.

National charity Epilepsy Action would love readers to get involved.

There are around 25,000 people living with epilepsy in the North East. This Purple Day you can help more kids and families live better with their condition.

Donations are vital in funding our UK-wide network of support groups. They bring together parents and carers, giving them the confidence to deal with a diagnosis.

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Fund-raising supports nurses, helping them to explain epilepsy to children in a way they understand. It also helps us to get vital resources to teachers, giving them the tools to help kids with epilepsy thrive at school.

Whether it’s giving purple make-overs, baking purple cakes, or throwing a purple party, there are countless ways to fund-raise.

By visiting epilepsy.org.uk/purple or calling 0113 210 8851, you can request a free Purple Day fund-raising pack.

Epilepsy Action directly supports over two million people every year. The money we raise on Purple Day will mean we can help even more.

Amy Hesselden

Fund-raising Events Officer, Epilepsy Action