I AM writing to ask your readers to support people with epilepsy and celebrate the international day of epilepsy awareness.

Purple Day, on Wednesday, March 26, is now in its sixth year and has fast become a fantastic way to raise awareness and funds for epilepsy.

Here at Epilepsy Action Cymru we are encouraging people to turn their world purple by swapping their ordinary suits, uniforms, or work wear for something purple in return for a donation.

There are also lots of other ways for people to get involved. Previous fundraisers have painted themselves purple, eaten purple foods for the day, baked blackcurrant pies and had purple tea parties to name a few. The money raised from Purple Day will help Epilepsy Action Cymru to support the 32,000 people with epilepsy across Wales.

Anyone wishing to take part in Purple Day can request a Purple-icious fundraising toolkit. It includes an official Epilepsy Action Purple collection box, balloons, stickers and posters. It also features lots of useful tips to help you get started.

Every year, around 32,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy, thats 87 every single day. Every penny raised on Purple Day will help us to continue our vital work in supporting the 600,000 people with epilepsy across the UK.

To request a fundraising toolkit, or for more information about others ways to get involved in Purple Day, visit epilepsy.org.uk/purple, or call 0113 210 8800.

Readers can find out more about living with epilepsy at our website, epilepsy.org.uk.

Michael White

Fundraising Events Officer

Epilepsy Action