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Turning purple for the International Day of Epilepsy Awareness

26 Mar 24

Purple Day is the International Day for Epilepsy Awareness and falls on 26 March each year.

HPFT colleagues from the Bucks Community Learning Disability Health Team and Social Care celebrated together by taking part in a quiz, baking purple cakes and wearing purple to raise awareness and money for research.

Purple day was created 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 not only wanted to raise awareness but also assure people with epilepsy that they are not alone.

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