Last year Epilepsy Action Australia’s fabulous supporters raised over $140,000 for Purple Day – a global initiative to raise awareness of epilepsy. We're hoping Purple Day 2016 will be bigger and better than ever! Let’s try to beat that figure!
Purple day 2016 falls on Easter Saturday so we are asking our community to get involved in any way they can during the month of March by picking a day that's good for you.
Below are more details on what we've got planned and ways you can help:
Host an event within your community, school or work. Ideas are: a Purple Day party, morning tea, dinner, cupcake sale, bike ride/walk/run/swim, book fair, dog walk, trivia night, sausage size or fete. Be creative and let your imagination run wild. To get a list of A-Z of fundraising ideas for inspiration please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a donation: hit the ‘Donate Now’ button and give generously.
Buy merchandise either by visiting our online shop here or visit your local Michel's Patisserie store from the end of February to the end of March.
Your local Donut King, Brumby’s Bakery, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Pizza Capers and Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar will be supporting us for Purple Day through a variety of initiatives so check out your nearest stores for activities and promotions.
Register your interest for our Art for Epilepsy campaign by clicking here: artforepilepsy.com.au. We are delighted to have been able to onboard over 40 Australian artists, both prominent and upcoming, to create or donate work to us to be auctioned off to raise funds to support those impacted by epilepsy across the country. The auction will opening on Valentine's Day, 14th February, and close out on Purple Day, 26th March. This is your chance to snap up some incredible art by top artists such as: Mia Oatley, Michael Weitnauer, Erin Whitty, James Ainslie, Katie Mckinnon, Gabby Malpas, Marie Schlederer, Helen Treuel, Jacqui Macumber, Tony Walker and Claire Wee plus many more.
This year we are excited to be working with Australia’s largest multi-food franchisor, Retail Food Group (RFG), who are proudly sponsoring Purple Day 2016! RFG’s extensive franchise network includes brands such as Donut King, Brumby’s Bakery, Michel’s Patisserie, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Pizza Capers and Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar. RFG will support the Purple Day campaign through a variety of activities across its network, including donating products for raffle prizes, selling Purple Day merchandise boxes and running special ’Purple Day’ promotions. With over 1,700 outlets across the country, support for epilepsy awareness has never been bigger! Thank you to our 'white knight' Retail Food Group.
Stay tuned for more information and please, throughout the month of March, COLOUR YOUR WORLD PURPLE AND TAKE ACTION FOR EPILEPSY!