Community Fundraising Events

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Fundraise at School

1 in 200 school students in WA live with a diagnosis of epilepsy. Your school can help raise vital funds and awareness by holding a free dress, crazy sock or hair day or any other themed event or challenge they choose. It could be a bake sale, colour run or any other fundraising activity. To create your school’s very own online fundraising campaign which your school community can engage with, or to donate any money raised, please click here. If you would like to discuss your ideas, please
email [email protected] or call 1300 660 880.

To deposit funds your school has raised via bank transfer, please contact 1300 660 880 for our bank account details and please use your school’s name as the transfer reference.

Holding a fundraising/awareness raising event at your school, is one of the vital steps in becoming recognised as an Epilepsy Smart School. Further information about this national program, including valuable free curriculum resources, parent, teacher and student help sheets, training links and templates for Epilepsy Management Plans can be found on the Smart Schools website at www.epilepsysmartschools.org.au or call us on 1300 660 880.

Fundraise at Work

There are many ways that you can hold a fundraiser at work to help raise awareness and vital funds for Epilepsy WA. Some ideas include:

  • Dress in purple day
  • Crazy tie / hair / sock day
  • Morning tea/lunch
  • Book sale
  • Collecting donations at Christmas parties or social functions
  • Holding a colour run
  • Participating in a local fun-run with your colleagues and being sponsored
  • Public speaking event
  • Sale of merchandise

Order some merchandise, download our merchandise order form or to discuss your ideas, please contact Epilepsy WA on  1300 660880 or [email protected]. Alternatively, click here to donate.

Challenge Events

Epilepsy WA is grateful to our many supporters that take part in events such as HBF’s Run for a Reason and the Rottnest Channel Swim, to fundraise for us. Others set their own challenges such as bike rides from Augusta to Perth, organising quiz nights, shave / hair-cutting events and even private, family events.

We always endeavour to share this information where possible on our socials to help promote such events and most can be found by searching ‘Epilepsy WA’ on fundraising portals such as GoFundraise, GiveNow and MyCause.

If you would like to organise an event and want to discuss some ideas please call us on 1300 660 880 or email [email protected].

Purple Month

Epilepsy WA Make March Purple 2022
Each March, the world turns purple in support of the 65 million people living with epilepsy. Epilepsy WA invites you to join them, and the rest of the world, and GO PURPLE at your school or workplace to raise much needed awareness and vital funds for Epilepsy WA. You can even organise your own event – a morning tea, quiz night, colour run or karaoke, or perhaps you prefer to sign up to a run, bike ride or any other fundraising activity you can dream up. 
 
Your fundraising efforts will make a real difference and help us to continue providing our vital support services including; information line, support groups, free seizure alert bed mat loan program, free Night Watch loan program, free children’s book library, the largest display of seizure alert devices in Australia, a compassionate ear service, training the WA community, awareness raising and much more!
There are many ways that you can fundraise in Purple Month, here’s just a few ideas: 
  • Hold a Purple dress / sock / tie / crazy hair day for a gold coin donation 
  • Sell merchandise and hand out information 
  • Have a bake sale 
  • Hold a morning tea / lunch 
  • Host a book sale 
  • Have a colour run 
  • Set yourself a personal challenge 
 
If you would like to discuss your ideas please email [email protected] or call 1300 660 880.

Annual Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA & Family Fun Day

Epilepsy WA Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy 2022

The Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA is a family fun day event, held at the Edinburgh Oval South, Curtin University, Bentley. It usually takes place on the closest Sunday to Purple Day which falls on March 26th each year. A day where the community dresses up in purple and unites to shine a light on epilepsy and helps raise vital funds for Epilepsy WA who relies heavily on community support. As Easter falls early in 2024, the Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA & Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 17th March 2024.

This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and a wonderful opportunity to come together to raise awareness and meet other people with a lived experience of epilepsy.

The Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA is a family fun day event, held at the Edinburgh Oval South, Curtin University, Bentley. It usually takes place on the closest Sunday to Purple Day which falls on March 26th each year. A day where the community dresses up in purple and unites to shine a light on epilepsy and helps raise vital funds for Epilepsy WA who relies heavily on community support. As Easter falls early in 2024, the Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA & Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 17th March 2024.

This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and a wonderful opportunity to come together to raise awareness and meet other people with a lived experience of epilepsy.

Our purple walk is a family friendly event which includes an all abilities walking track, live music, entertainment, food trucks, animal farm & much more. All advance registrants will receive a free gift so gather your friends and family and come join us in the purple fun so wear your favourite purple, meet new (and old friends) while joining together in a bid to raise epilepsy awareness. 

Registrations are open now. Visit www.purplewalk4epilepsywa.com.au to secure your tickets.

If you are a local business and would like to support the Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA in the form of sponsorship or donation of raffle prizes, please email [email protected], we would love to hear from you.

Purple Lights for Purple Day

Purple Day falls on March 26th each year and on that day landmarks across WA pledge to light up in support of raising epilepsy awareness.

Over the last two years we have enjoyed the support of an incredible 45 landmarks shining purple to help bring epilepsy out of the shadows.

If you know of any lights that could be added to our portfolio, please email [email protected]

In Memory

The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences most of us will ever have to endure. Epilepsy WA provides grief and loss support services for those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to epilepsy.

We have an in-memory tree where a ribbon bearing the name of your loved one can be placed, and we have a hand-crafted memorial book of remembrance in our office. Sometimes people who have experienced a loss choose to raise funds or request donations in lieu of flowers, to honour and remember their loved one.

When making a donation to Epilepsy WA, in memory and celebration of a loved one, you are assisting us in our fight to raise awareness and helping to make a difference to the lives of those living with epilepsy. Your donation is a meaningful tribute, and a way to honour your loved one.

Whether you wish to set up an online tribute so friends and family can join in celebrating the life of a loved one, or just give a one-off personal donation, each special gift in memory of your loved one is a gift of hope for the future.

In Memory donations can be made here.

Alternatively, please email [email protected] or call us on 1300 660 880.

DISCLAIMER

Important Message: The information contained within this website is not intended to take the place of individual medical advice. Do not make changes to treatment or medications without first discussing with your treating clinician.

EVENTS

  • Epilepsy WA Conference, Friday 1st March 2024
  • Annual Purple Walk, Sunday 17th March 2024
  • Purple Lights for Purple Day, Tuesday 26th March 2024
  • Make March Purple for Epilepsy WA, March 2024

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