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Purple Day spotlight on epilepsy

Added: 18 March 2015, 10:56

Letter to the Editor: 9 March 2015

Dear Sir

What are you doing on Thursday 26 March?  Are you part of the wave of Purple Day fun activities sweeping the nation to draw attention to epilepsy?

Last year our social media supporters decided to turn the spotlight on Purple Day.  Thanks to their efforts, iconic landmarks including The SSE Hydro, Falkirk Wheel and Oban’s McCaig Tower were lit up in violet tones to get people talking about epilepsy.  We hope even more buildings will glow purple this month to help us highlight this often hidden and stigmatising condition.

Around 54,000 people in Scotland have epilepsy and it can happen to anyone at any age.  That’s why schools, colleges, communities and workplaces across the country are getting involved in raising awareness.  We expect thousands will take part, whether it’s wearing purple clothes and taking selfies for our web photo gallery to making purple cupcakes, holding quizzes and providing information – all so people are more informed about epilepsy. 
  
Many MSPs intend to wear purple emblems on 26 March and will be tweeting #purpleday messages of support. Why not join in and get a free Purple Day pack? You can be part of this and help us change how people look at epilepsy, forever.  For more details call 0808 800 2200 or go online: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

Yours faithfully

Allana M Parker, Public Affairs Officer, Epilepsy Scotland