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You are amazing! Here are some of the things that happened on Purple Day 2022...

Purple Day, the International Day of Epilepsy awareness was on Saturday 26th March 2022 this year and thanks to everyone's support, it was a huge success! People from all ages got involved to raise awareness about epilepsy, bust the myths about seizures, and raise vital funds.

This year saw an awesome range of fundraising activity take place across the country; bike rides, walks, cake sales, and stalls- with schools, hospitals and local community groups all getting involved.

A special shout out goes to all the children and young people who celebrated the day. You are brilliant! Your enthusiasm and hard work means more young people with epilepsy will get to live happy and healthy lives.

Here are just some of the stories of people who took part...

Simi Writing- After the amazing success of her Drawathon in 2021, Simi set herself the challenge to write a short story every single day of March until Purple Day. In the end she wrote FIFTY TWO stories, and managed to raise over £600 to support other young people with epilepsy.

- Hannah (@hkmcghee on Insta) told us how she used business smarts to raise money for children and young people; ‘I bought purple scrunchies from a seller on Etsy at a reduced price and incentivised people on social to donate over £10 to get a scrunchie. It was cute - people liked it :)’.

- Kim and her family held the definitive community event, with a raffle, bake sale, and stall. They even decorated their tree with purple ribbons, attracting more attention and raising well over £300!

- The 6th East Grinstead Beavers held a Nearly New sale and a bake sale on the day of Purple Day – and even the cakes were purple! Together they raised £114.94.

Zach assembly

- To raise awareness of epilepsy – and teach important life lessons - Zac gave his school a special Purple Day presentation. He taught his classmates what epilepsy is and what to do when someone has a seizure. He also made hundreds of purple ribbons so every student could #GoPurple!

- As an epilepsy nurse, Kirsten is now stranger to helping people with epilepsy! She and her colleagues at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital raised £265 together through donations to support children like the ones they look after every single day.

Rachel trekked an amazing 15 miles from her home in Dunbar to Haddington on March 27th. Rachel was inspired to take on this challenge in support of her daughter Amelia, who has epilepsy

The team at S-SA Digital completed an incredible virtual bike ride of 200 miles! The route symbolised the 100 miles from their head office in Silverstone to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and back again. COVID briefly delayed their adventure, but they have now successfully cycled AND raised over £2000!

The students here in St Piers College celebrated Purple Day with decorations, costumes, and activities.  And it wasn’t just humans going purple this March; the residents of our own St Piers farm were dressed and dyed purple – all very safely!

 

Epilepsy can be one of the most frightening and isolating conditions a child can experience. At the time of writing this, over £13,000 was raised from Purple Day, which will go towards ensuring children and young people can get the advice, care and help they need. The money raised by all our incredible fundraisers will fund research that improves diagnosis and treatments, campaigning for children’s rights, supporting children in school, and providing innovative tools, information, and practical support to help young people thrive.

A great example of the difference you make is The Channel, a space for trusted advice and honest answers. You can read real stories about life with epilepsy and get the information and life hacks that can help.

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