Community Fundraising Events
Purple Month Events
Purple Day for Epilepsy WA
March 26 is Purple Day. Purple Day is dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness globally. Perth and some regional landmarks, including The Bell Tower, Council House, Trafalgar Bridge, Mandurah Forest Bridge, Albany’s Town Square and Bunbury’s Koombana Bridge will be lighting purple on Purple Day (March 26) to show support to our WA community and help us spread awareness.
We encourage members of our community to safely gather together to view the lights, following COVID safety guidelines, at their leisure in an unguided tour, on the evening of Purple Day.
We have requested the landmarks to light up. Please be advised that that this is not however and event that we will be physically manning, but, we would love to see any photos taken on the evening. Please send them to [email protected] and please post to social media tagging @epilepsywa.
PURPLE MONTH EVENTS
If you would like to hold an event during Purple Month, such as a Morning Tea or Bake Sale, to raise vital funds and awareness for Epilepsy WA, please call 1300 852 853 or please click here to donate to Epilepsy WA’s Purple Day campaign. To access a merchandise order form, please email [email protected]
Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA
Please register to take part in the Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA on Sunday 28th March 2021. Registrations can made here.
The Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA is a family fun day event, where the community unites to shine a light on epilepsy and helps raise vital funds for your local epilepsy support organisation, Epilepsy WA.
The event will take place from 10am-2pm at Edinburgh Oval South, Curtin University and consists of live music, face painting, food stalls, a cuddly animal farm and so much more.
Rally the support of your family and friends to help you raise money for Epilepsy WA as you do it. We receive no Government funding and rely heavily on community support, and a large portion of this is from fundraising events and activities involving dedicated people like you. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination so get creative, go over the top and let everyone know that you stand with Epilepsy WA!
You can fundraise alone or get a team together, dress in purple, set a goal and walk or run as many laps as you desire. The walk itself is a pathed 1km loop. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed team and highest individual and group fundraising.
The “on the day” registration desk will open at 10am and the iconic first lap will commence at 11am promptly.
We hope you will join us for this very special and memorable day. What we will gain from your fundraising efforts is invaluable, and for that we cannot thank you enough!
Fundraise at School
To deposit funds your school has raised via bank transfer, please contact 1300 852 853 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 852 853.
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.