Community Fundraising Events
PURPLE MONTH EVENTS
Make March Purple for Epilepsy
Each March the world turns purple in support of the 65 million people living with epilepsy.
Make March Purple is an Australia-wide campaign supported by epilepsy organisations across the country.
During March 2022, Epilepsy WA invites you to join us, and the rest of the world, in raising awareness of epilepsy which affects 1 in 25 Australians, and help us to raise funds for vital epilepsy support services.
You can choose to host your own event at home or work and we encourage you to share your purple story and pix with us and, with the world, this March. You can do this by emailing [email protected].
For more information and to make an online donation, please visit www.makemarchpurple.org.au.
Purple Day for Epilepsy WA
On March 26 2022, in excess of 40 landmarks have pledged to light up at the request of Epilepsy WA for much needed epilepsy awareness. This is the most landmarks ever!
For a complete list of landmarks across WA who have pledged to light up go to https://www.epilepsywa.asn.au/events/.
If you would like us to request that a landmark in your area illuminates for Purple Day please call 08 6556 6455.
Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA goes virtual
Our Virtual Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA is on Sunday 27th March 2022 from 10.30am-1.30pm online – follow on our Facebook page and Instagram account!
It is a family fun day event, where the community dresses up in purple and unites to shine a light on epilepsy and helps raise vital funds for the unfunded charity Epilepsy WA. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year.
Tag us in your purple pix and videos! We’ll be livestreaming live music, and feature some of your purple-themed activities to promote the event.
The 2022 Purple Walk will take place on March 27. Visit www.purplewalk4epilepsywa.com.
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 Dress Down Day, Purple Day Event, 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 660880 for bank account details. 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 www.epilepsysmartschools.org.au 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,
- purple tie 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.
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.
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.