Tuesday 26 March is Purple Day, a time where tens of thousands of people around the globe will come together physically and digitally, to start conversations about epilepsy, raise awareness of the condition and fundraise.

Created by Cassidy Megan in 2008, Purple Day is an international epilepsy awareness day, motivated by her own challenges with epilepsy.

She introduced the idea of Purple Day to get people talking about the condition, dispel the myths, and inform those with seizures that they aren’t alone.


She decided to use the colour purple because lavender is the recognised international flower of epilepsy. It is said to symbolise isolation and loneliness, often associated with epilepsy.

We want this year’s Purple Day to be the biggest yet! You can get involved in numerous ways. You could:

  • Organise a quiz night
  • Organise a coffee morning
  • Get sponsored to wear purple on the day
  • Take part in a sponsored walk, run, cycle or swim
  • Dye your hair/beard purple
  • Get sponsored to do a keep fit class in purple costumes
  • Hold a cupcake sale selling purple cupcakes
  • Hold a jumble sale selling purple items

Whatever you can think of to help raise awareness and funds.

Let us know how you’re getting involved by emailing fundraising@epilepsyscotland.org.uk or call 0141 427 4911.

Share your pictures for our social media channels on what you are doing for Purple Day by emailing our Communications Officer David at dcoates@epilepsyscotland.org.uk