How can I be involved?

Become a member

Epilepsy WA is dependent on community support so that it can continue to assist people with epilepsy throughout Western Australia and surrounding areas. 

Becoming a member of Epilepsy WA is easy, just contact our office for a membership form or click HERE to download.

  Membership entitles you to:

  • participate in one of our support groups
  • invitations to scheduled seminars, educational programs and social events
  • vote at our general meetings
  • various benefits and privileges that may be publicised as being available to members from time to time
  • access to our library and resources.

   Join our 'Friends of Epilepsy WA' Team

   for the 'HBF Run for a Reason'

Purchase the 2017/18 Entertainment Book

  You can order your NEW 2017 / 2018 Entertainment Book  or Entertainment Digital Membership from us now. 
  You'll receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything  you love and help our fundraising at the same time!
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Support Purple Day 

Every year on the 26th March, we participate in the National Purple Day campaign. You can support us by Displaying our Merchandise Boxes at your Office or School, purchasing our Purple Day product, Hosting a Purple Day Event, Purple Free Dress Day, Raffle or Morning Tea Event.

Become a donor

While government grants play an important role in funding our organisation, the provision of basic services is heavily reliant on fundraising through donations and special events.

Your donation will enable us to improve the quality of life for people living with epilepsy, through our many services. A donation, no matter how small, can make a difference. 

There are several ways you can become a donor.

  • You can make a deferred gift or bequest in your Will to Epilepsy WA
  • A commemorative gift - a donation to mark a special occasion - eg. birthday, anniversary, Christmas, birth, or graduation.
  • Or you can gift your time. Become a volunteer and see first hand how our organisation works and how valuable our work is.

Every gift makes a difference.

Make a monetary donation

Epilepsy WA is dependent on community support to enable us to continue to make a difference in the lives of people living with epilepsy. We are a registered charity and donations are tax-deductible.

Please help us by making a donation today. Donations of $2 and over are tax-deductible. We issue receipts for donations of $5 or more, amounts below this are receipted on request.

You can:

  • Send a donation.
    Please help us by making a donation today. Donations can be forwarded to Epilepsy WA at 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands WA 6009 or made through our EverydayHero portal on the website.
  • Set up regular donations by direct debit.
    By making a regular tax-deductible donation using direct debit from your bank account, you can help us keep donation process costs to a minimum. To further assist you can request one annual receipt. Regular giving also assists us in effectively planning our future, ensuring greater certainty for critical programs.
  • Celebration.
    You may choose to nominate the Epilepsy WA as the recipient of a donation in lieu of giving or receiving gifts. Call our office on (08) 6457 7699 to make arrangements..
  • Donate through your workplace.
    Consult with your employer and ask for a payroll deduction to be made from your salary direct to Epilepsy WA. Deductions are made from salary before tax. Some generous employers match employee contributions.

Make a bequest

A gift in your Will can assist the Epilepsy WA to continue to make a difference to the lives of all Australians living with epilepsy. Your financial commitment to Epilepsy WA enables future generations to gain major benefits from your legacy.

We urge you to ensure that you have a valid Will, as many Australians don't and we all deserve to have our assets distributed to respect our wishes.

If you have bequeathed a gift to the Epilepsy WA, we would appreciate the opportunity of thanking you personally for your generosity.

As a suggestion, the following wording may be useful:

I give and bequeath free of all duties and taxes [here state the dollar amount or asset to be gifted] to Epilepsy WA of 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands , ABN: 75216697366, absolutely:

  • For the general charitable purposes of the Epilepsy WA and I direct that the receipt of the Executive Officer, Treasurer or other authorised officer of the Epilepsy WA shall be good and sufficient discharge to my executors.

In memory giving

When someone close to us dies, we experience grief, sadness and, ultimately, an appreciation of all memories we have of that special person.

  • An In Memory Gift to Epilepsy WA
    is a special way to remember someone, and at the same time help give hope and life to those who remain.
  • An In Memory Gift can be an individual donation in memory of a loved one or friend.
  • An In Memory Gift can be a donation at the request of the bereaved family in lieu of flowers at the funeral or service. Special envelopes can be provided for this purpose. Please ask your Funeral Director to contact us to provide envelopes for the service, or contact us directly.
  • For some people an In Memory Gift donated on the anniversary of their loved one's birthday or a date significant only to them is their way of paying tribute to special memories.

Group or Corporate In Memory Gifts

When someone dies their passing has a profound effect on their work colleagues, sports team or social group. Many times the group feels they would like to do something together to jointly honour the memory of their friend who has died.

Donations may collected from a variety sources:

  • from the employer
  • from colleagues
  • from a fundraising activity specially organised in honour of their friend
  • collected at sporting events or a social dinner

Epilepsy WA greatly appreciates these acts of generosity at a time of personal loss.

Become a volunteer - gift your time

Epilepsy WA relies heavily upon volunteers and seeks those who may wish to assist with one or more of the following roles.

  • Guest Speakers - assist with profiling Epilepsy WA, gaining sponsorship or donations whilst presenting appropriate epilepsy-related messages to targeted community groups.
  • Fundraising Volunteers - participate in fundraising activities within your community. Your enthusiasm in generating much-needed funds is very much appreciated.
  • Peer Support - participate by sharing your personal experience with members in similar situations.
  • Special Projects - assist with operating/participating in short term projects, such as events, task forces and focus groups.

If you are interested in volunteering with Epilepsy WA please contact us.

Every gift makes a difference.

Become a corporate partner

Epilepsy WA recognises the importance of developing and nurturing strong links with the corporate sector in our efforts to make a positive difference to the lives of people living with epilepsy.

In partnering with corporations, Epilepsy WA seeks to engage our partners in long term, strategic and mutually beneficial relationships. We are focused on developing partnerships of involvement and commitment.

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