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Purple Day 2018

Purple Day
Monday 26 March 2018

What is Purple Day?

Purple Day logo

Purple Day, 26 March, is an international awareness day founded by Cassidy Megan in 2008. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy's ultimate goal is to - get people talking about epilepsy in an effort to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. It is a great global day to raise funds and awareness.

Your funds can help us to dispel myths about SUDEP, raise awareness and ultimately save lives. You can take part in any Purple Day fundraiser you like, but we have come up with some ideas to help inspire you. 


Epilepsy All-Party Parliamentary Group - get your MP involved

On Monday 26 March, there will be an event at parliament which will coincide with Purple Day. Make sure your MP is present.


Workplace fundraising – why not get your workplace involved in fundraising this Purple Day?

Cake sales, raffles, dress down days where staff pay £1 (or fancy dress days if your office already wears casual clothes), a lunchtime silent disco (bring in your iPods or Smartphone and hold a ‘silent disco’ in one of the meeting rooms – charge £2 for entry), a lunchtime skill sells session (if anyone has a talent for something e.g. crafts or singing then they could run an hour long class and charge for entry), and a lunchtime office quiz (make sure that the staff are away from their phones and computers so there is no cheating!) are all great workplace fundraisers. 


Purple Day picture competition - win a purple SUDEP Action shopping bag!bag
Enter our Purple Day Picture competition by sharing your picture and our text code via Facebook or Twitter.

You will need to include the words:
"I’m sharing my #PurpleDay picture to raise funds for @SUDEPAction. Help prevent deaths today. 
Text PREV21 £3 to 70070 to donate."

The best picture will win the competition and receive a SUDEP Action branded shopping bag.

(Competition closes 27 March 2018 at midday. Entrants under 16yrs must enter with parental consent. Winner will be notified by 30 March to organise the delivery of prize.)


Get involved and keep in touch

Each year we encourage anyone holding a Purple Day event, in aid of SUDEP Action, to share their photos to the SUDEP Action Facebook page and the SUDEP Action Twitter page using the #PurpleDay hashtag, or by emailing 

UK numbers only, texts are charged at your mobile phone operator’s standard rate. The charity will receive 100% of your donation. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit