Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day!
Did you know that around 50 million people across the world are affected by epilepsy?
Young Epilepsy is the national charity that is tackling epilepsy with young people across the UK.
Make sure you put Purple Day in your diary for 2018 and join us raising awareness.
On Monday 26 March 2018, hundreds and thousands of people from around the world will be “going purple” to raise awareness and vital funds, to support people affected by epilepsy. Join them by organising your own Purple Day event! From purple bake sales, to purple dress down days you can do anything to join in the fun.
If you cannot hold your event on Purple day, you can choose another day that suits you.
How your support helps
Purple Day plays a huge part in raising epilepsy awareness and with 87 people being newly diagnosed every single day, the demand for our service is ever on the increase. Every penny that you raise on Purple Day will support the vital work of Epilepsy Action so that we can continue to help improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.