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What is Purple Day?

Purple Day is a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to get people talking about the condition and to let those impacted by seizures know that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.


Due to the current circumstances of the COVID19 outbreak, Epilepsy Action Australia has cancelled all public events in line with government recommendations. Please help us recover from these fundraising losses, by considering a donation, or set up a fundraiser for us on Facebook or Go Fundraise. Our nurses are needed more than ever at this time of heightened community stress. Hopefully you’ll be ready to socialise again by November, in time to hold a morning tea fundraiser for us during Australia’s own Epilepsy Awareness Month!

Here are some purple craft activities to keep the kids amused while you’re ‘social distancing’:

#Craft4Epilepsy is a creative way to get gooey with some purple slime, sew a purple scrunchie, or try finger-painting with all shades of purple! Share your creations under #Craft4Epilepsy and tag us so we can see some creativity this Purple Day!

Lavender flower / paper flower with crepe paper

How to grow lavender cuttings

DIY Giant Kinetic Sand

How to make Violet Lavender Macarons from scratch


You can hold a Purple Day any time of the year. Click on one of the options below to find out more about getting involved in Purple Day activities:


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