Purple Day on March 26th is the international day for epilepsy awareness. As you can see from our photo, this is a cause very close to our hearts!
Although fundraising is part of the day, the main aim is to raise awareness of the condition so wearing purple and talking about epilepsy is what we are encouraging people to do.
Epilepsy affects one in every hundred people and yet it is barely referenced in the media. So let’s encourage people to talk about it and reduce the stigma and ignorance.
Epilepsy affects 600,000 people in the UK. For every 6 out of 10 cases of epilepsy, there is no known cause. It is something that can happen to anybody. Some types of epilepsy start when you are very young, and some in later life. Some types last for a short time and other types can last for the whole of your life. 1 in every 1000 people with epilepsy will die in a sudden, unexpected death.
Money raised will help Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy charity, to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy and their families, and to fund research into this condition.