Community Fundraising Events
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
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.
Annual Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA & Family Fun Day
Our annual Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA & Family Fun Day is our biggest event of the year and takes place on the Sunday closest to Purple Day (March 26th) each year. It is a wonderful community event and a great opportunity to meet other people touched by epilepsy whilst raising awareness of this often-misunderstood condition. If you would like to register your interest, please email [email protected]
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]
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.
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.