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Glencoe Mountain Resort Snows its Purple Day

Added: 25 March 2014, 16:11

Epilepsy Scotland Press Release: 0.01 Tuesday 25 March 2014
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Skiers visiting Glencoe Mountain Resort on Wednesday 26 March can build a mountain-top snowman complete with purple ribbons to help highlight Purple Day.  This international occasion supported by Epilepsy Scotland aims to raise general awareness through fun-filled events like this one.  The national charity also asks people to get on board its Turn Scotland Purple campaign that day to show support for the 54,000 people who live in Scotland with epilepsy

Glencoe Mountain Resort Manager Andy Meldrum, who is behind the idea of inviting customers to build a Purple Day snowman with ribbons, remarked: “We are pleased to help Epilepsy Scotland.  It can be an uphill battle to get people talking about this worthwhile cause.  We are glad to be part of their Turn Scotland Purple campaign.”

Epilepsy Scotland chief executive Lesslie Young remarked: “We are excited that Glencoe Mountain Resort is the latest iconic landmark to join our Turn Scotland purple campaign.  All their efforts will certainly help to make epilepsy a talking point on and off the piste and hopefully lessen the social stigma around it.”

“The free Purple Day pack on our website shows how to get involved and become better informed about epilepsy.  It’s time this often hidden and misunderstood condition came out of the shadows.  In our 60th year, everyone can have fun on the slopes and draw attention to epilepsy on 26 March by going purple-tastic!”
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Notes to Editor
 
1.    Epilepsy Scotland works with people living with epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.  We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.  This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people.  We represent 54,000 people with epilepsy in Scotland, their families and carers.  Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information, text 07786 209501, email: enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk, find us on facebook or twitter @epilepsy_scot or visit: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

2.    The Glencoe Mountain Resort joins the Falkirk Wheel, The SSE Hydro, M8 sheep at the Pyramid Business Park and Oban’s McCaig’s Tower in celebrating the charity’s Turn Scotland Purple campaign.  Purple Day on 26 March is in its sixth year.  In 2014 Epilepsy Scotland (inaugurated November 1954) celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. For more details call: Allana Parker, Public Affairs Officer 07884 012 147 or 0141 427 4911.