Community Fundraising Events


Go Purple for Epilepsy this March

Epilepsy WA Make March Purple 2022

Each March the world turns purple in support of the 65 million people living with epilepsy! During March 2023 Epilepsy WA invites you to join them, and the rest of the world, and GO PURPLE to raise much needed awareness and vital funds for Epilepsy WA.

2023 is extra special as we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee year – that’s 60 years supporting the WA community. A year in which we aim to raise more awareness than ever before, hold more events and make them bigger and better than ever. It’s time for epilepsy to come out of the shadows and we need your help to do that. 

Rally the support of your family and friends, schools and workplaces to help raise much needed awareness while having fun and helping Epilepsy WA to celebrate their 60th year! Your fundraising efforts will make a real difference and help us to continue providing our vital support services including; information, 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, in-house nurse, training the WA community, awareness raising and much more!

There are many ways that you can fundraise in Purple Month, here’s 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

We encourage you to share your pics with us and the world, this March. You can do this by posting on your social media and tagging @epilepsywa or email your pics to [email protected]

For more information and to make an online donation, please visit this page.

Purple Day for Epilepsy WA

Last year, on March 26, in excess of 40 landmarks pledged to light up at the request of Epilepsy WA for much needed epilepsy awareness. This was the most landmarks ever and we hope to exceed that number in 2023.

If you would like to make a suggestion or have a building that can illuminate for Purple Day please email [email protected]

Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA 2023

Epilepsy WA Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy 2022

The Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA is a family fun day event, taking place at the Edinburgh Oval South, Curtin University, Bentley on Sunday March 26th from 1030am – 130pm. It is 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. 

This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and is particularly special this year as it falls both on Purple Day and in our Diamond Jubilee year. All advance registrants will receive a free Jubilee gift.

Our family friendly walk is led by the Perth Metro Pipe Band and is suitable for prams and wheelchairs on an accessible path. The loop is less than 1km long and the day includes music, entertainment, information, market stalls & much more. Food and beverages are also available. So rally your friends, family and colleagues and come join us as we celebrate 60 years supporting the WA Community; Register NOW at

If you are a local business and would like to support the 2023 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.

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 you school school community can engage with, or to donate any money raised, please click here

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 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 or call 1300 660 880.

Fundraise at Work

There are many fun ways that you can hold a fundraiser at work. Some ideas include:

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

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

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.

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 don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 660 880 or email [email protected]


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.


  • Purple Walk for Epilepsy WA and Family Fun Day,
         March 26, 2023
  • Purple Lights 4 Epilepsy WA, March 26, 2023