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Purple Day

Will you rise to the Purple Challenge on 26 March 2018? 

Every year we work to get politicians, business leaders, schools, health professionals and members of the public thinking about, talking about and raising money for those affected by epilepsy. 

Would you like to organise a fundraising event in your school, workplace or get friends and family involved to organise a bake sale, sponsored silence, dress in purple for the day…..

We have lots of ideas in our fundraising pack so get in touch today on 0141 427 4911 or email and we can post one out to you with lots of fundraising materials. 

It is amazing what can be achieved when enough people join together for one cause.  

Our supporters and local councils can also help us have Scottish landmarks lit up in violet hues.  Just pick a famous abbey, bridge, building, castle, conference centre, park, stadium or tower to be floodlit in purple and ask the organisation responsible if they will join our Purple Day campaign.

We will keep you posted on social media and our website of each landmark that is going purple.  So far our fantastic supporters have confirmed that The Titan Crane in Clydebank, The Airdrie Viaduct, Saltcoats Town Hall and Edinburgh Castle will turn purple on 26 March 2018!

Here’s how our supporters got involved in previous years:



Why purple??? Lavender is the international colour for epilepsy.

How can you get involved?  Well, lots of people get sponsored to wear purple to school or work, make purple cupcakes, dye their hair purple or any other 'purpleness' they could think of - feel free to use your imagination for 2018!

Set the ball rolling and tell us about your plans to raise funds and awareness of epilepsy.  We are here to help with all your Purple Day needs including sponsorship forms, purple lapel ribbons and posters.  We can also help with suggestions of how to go purple and fundraise.

Epilepsy Scotland Purple Day

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and on Twitter for our Purple Day photos.  Email your photos to or post them on Facebook and Twitter and we will add them to our Purple Day Photo Gallery.

Any purple questions, just get in touch with the fundraising department on 0141 427 4911 or email