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Purple Day

26 March 2017

Will you rise to the Purple Challenge?

One way to get people talking about epilepsy is by doing fun things on Purple Day.  In 2017 we want to see as many people going purple as possible.  This year we are inviting you to be EPIC and take the EPIlepsyChallenge challenge to turn Scotland purple

This is all part of our national awareness campaign for 26 March.  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.

We will tell you the list of local councils and landmarks which are getting involved:



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, on Purple Day 2016, lots of people were 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 2017.

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


Let's turn Scotland purple with our EPIlepsyChallenge on 26 March 2017. Download your Purple Pack here.


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 2017 Photo Gallery.

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





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