Purple Day Fundraising – Sporting Clubs, Social Groups & Service Clubs

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This Purple Day, Epilepsy Action Australia encourages you to join  the Make March Purple movement to raise awareness and much needed funds  in support of the 250,000 Australians living with epilepsy, particularly in your workplace. Make March Purple is a national campaign supported by epilepsy organisations across Australia. We want to ensure epilepsy is in the spotlight for longer than one day alone and encourage you to have conversations with your sporting club or community group throughout March to break the stigma often associated with the condition.

Will you help us turn things around for Epilepsy?

 

Here’s how your sporting club, social group or service club can get involved;

 

  • HOST A PURPLE ROUND Plan and organise a  fundraiser called “A PURPLE ROUND FOR EPILEPSY” at your sports club or community group. Invite everyone – managers, coaches, staff, Parents and Friends associations (P&F), and players to join in to designate a round to epilepsy during the month of March. Aim to raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy Action Australia all whilst keeping it fun and simple by encouraging players to purchase purple socks or purple scrunchies to wear on the day of your event. For some extra fun, nominate referees or club patrons to dress it purple (clothes, wigs, sunglasses) to help raise epilepsy awareness.

 

  • FUNDRAISEHost a BBQ sausage sizzle fundraiser, raffle, donation collection, online fundraiser or anything you can think of to encourage your sporting club, social group or service club to start talking about epilepsy and get involved in helping turns things around for the people whose lives have been impacted by epilepsy, all whilst having a great time.  And just for something different, ask all your members to turn their  social media profile pictures upside down to show the world they are supporting the Make March Purple movement for epilepsy.

 

  • BUY OR SELL MERCHANDISEBuying our merchandise is a great way to raise funds for research, support services, first-aid programs and so much more needed by those with epilepsy and their families. Help turn things around by purchasing items from our specialty range of cost-effective Purple Day Merchandise. From jumbo bow ties to sleek enamel ribbon lapel pins – there is something for everyone.

 

  • TAKE THE PURPLE MUCK CHALLENGE – Show you care and dare your club president or patron to be covered in purple muck to raise funds and awareness for the 65 million people around the world whose lives have been turned upside down by epilepsy! Taking the Muck Me Purple Challenge is simple.
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    1. Choose the type of PURPLE muck you want to be covered in. – slime, purple foam, jelly (check out our easy recipe here to create purple muck)
    2. Set a donation target – that once reached will mean you get mucked #getmuckedforepilepsy (Create your fundraiser here)
    3. Film and photograph your mucking. Be sure to share the moment you get covered in PURPLE muck for all your followers on social media – and your fundraising page.
    4. Nominate someone you want to take the Purple Muck Challenge. Use the hashtags: #muckmepurple  #muckmeforepilepsy #getmuckedepilepsy #getmuckedforepilepsy

 

  • EVENT RESOURCES & PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL – There is no need to dash to the party shop; We have you covered! Register your fundraiser and receive a FREE Purple Day Fundraising Host Kit. This kit includes balloons, streamers, string, donation jar tags and bunting cut outs, posters and an information guide to support you before, during and after your fundraising event or initiative.  We also have an extensive range of downloadable resources to support your fundraising efforts!

 

  • SHARE YOUR EVENT PHOTOS OR STORIES WITH USWe would love to see and hear all about the difference you and your sporting club, social group or service club made this March! Share your photos or stories with us by tagging us on social media with #epilepsyactionaustralia #MakeMarchPurple or email us at epilepsy@epilepsy.org.au. Don’t forget to turn your social media profile pictures upside down to show the world you are supporting the Make March Purple  movement for epilepsy. 

 

 

         

          

 

If you have any questions or need advice on the suitability of an activity, online fundraiser or event, please contact us on 1300 37 45 37, epilepsy@epilepsy.org.au or by hitting the get in touch button above.

We appreciate the time, energy and resources that are generously donated by our many fundraising champions each year. This Purple Day, we DARE you to make a REAL DIFFERENCE!