LETTER: Purple Day

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

Purple Day, the international day of epilepsy awareness, falls on Sunday 26 March.

It is the one day of the year where people across the globe work together to dispel the myths that surround epilepsy, by raising awareness in a positive way. Epilepsy Action would love for your readers to get involved. There are around 85,000 people in the South East living with epilepsy.

Every year, the money raised for Epilepsy Action on Purple Day helps us to continue our life-changing work.

Whether it’s dying your hair purple, munching on purple cakes, or throwing a purple ball, there are so many ways to get in the purple spirit and celebrate epilepsy awareness.

Getting involved couldn’t be simpler. By visiting epilepsy.org.uk/purple , or calling 0113 210 8851, you can request your free purple fundraising pack.

The pack contains everything you need to make your fundraising a success, from hints and tips to purple balloons.

You can also buy Purple Day wristbands to show your support.

Epilepsy Action directly supports over two million people every year, with a network of local support groups and a helpline staffed by epilepsy experts. The money we raise on Purple Day will mean we can help even more.

You can find out more and get support on our website, epilepsy.org.uk, or by calling our helpline on 0800 800 5050.

Amy Hesselden

Fundraising events officer

Epilepsy Action


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