Today is 'Purple Day', a time to get people talking about epilepsy, raise awareness of the condition and raise vital funds.
Purple day began in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada, who has epilepsy and wanted to get people talking about the condition. Cassidy decided to use the colour purple because lavender is recognised as the international flower of epilepsy. Cassidy wanted to raise awareness but also assure people with epilepsy that they are not alone.
Over the past 9 years, Purple day has become an internationally recognised event!
For more information about Purple Day, click here. 💜
We know there are so many myths and misconceptions about epilepsy. So, this #PurpleDay – let's set the facts straight...
What is Epilepsy? Watch this video to find out👇
You can also watch the below video featuring some of our wonderful customers who have epilepsy and have kindly shared a little about their experiences. The video also features photos from customers and staff wearing purple, supporting the cause this #Purpleday
Some of you might notice the lovely music playing in the background is Susan Boyle, who also has a diagnosis of epilepsy 💜