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Go Virtual

You don’t have to be a professional ‘Zoomer’, online quiz champion or face time socialite to organise a virtual quiz or coffee morning for Purple day.

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We have simple step by step guides, ready-made quizzes, and share our top tips for making your event a success in our digital fundraising kit.

Virtual quiz night

Quiz nights have always been a firm favourite fundraiser for Purple day – don’t let not being able to get together in person stop you from organising yours this year. With the powers of video conferencing you can come together with friends and family across the country (or world!) to test your general knowledge and of course knowledge of epilepsy.

Virtual coffee morning

Coffee, cakes and conversations are three things that always go hand in hand. Catch up with friends, family or colleagues and donate the funds you would have spent on tea & cake in a coffee shop. Also make sure you take the time to be the conversation starter and get your tea mates talking about epilepsy.

Virtual murder mystery night

If you and your friends have virtual quiz fatigue, why not organise a virtual murder mystery night? For the murder mystery night you’ll all be given characters to play and the most dedicated attendees can wear fancy dress costumes to add to the fun! Of course, don’t forget to charge an entry fee.

Challenge yourself

Calling all epilepsy heroes who are ready to give up something they love, dye their hair purple or scale 1,000 flights of stairs for Purple day 2021.

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We have guides to setting up an online fundraising page for your challenge and top tips for making your challenge a success in our digital fundraising kit.

There is no end to the list of ways you can challenge yourself for Purple, here’s our favourites for 2021 but feel free to get creative and come up with something of your own!

  • Shave your head
  • Dye your hair purple
  • Go sober for March
  • Give up chocolate or crisps for March
  • Do a 10,000 step challenge across the month of March
  • Walk, Run or Cycle 26 miles on 26 March

Hold a COVID compliant event

On 26 March, many workplaces and schools could be open and you may even be able to meet with a small number of people. If your workplace or child’s school feels confident in holding a COVID compliant fundraising event we’d be so grateful for your support this Purple day.

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We have simple step by guides and top tips on how to make your fundraising event a success in our digital fundraising kit.

Here are some of our favourite Purple day fundraising events that are still easy to hold, in a socially distanced way:

Wear Purple/Dress down/Non uniform day

Ask that colleagues or students wear something purple, or dress down, on Friday 26 March and make a donation in return. You can set up an online fundraising page for contact free collection of any donations. Also be sure to pop up our epilepsy fact posters on your notice boards to help share key information about epilepsy.

Socially distanced coffee morning

Coffee, cakes and conversations are three things that always go hand in hand. Catch up colleagues (or friends and family if allowed!) and donate the funds you would have spent on tea & cake in a coffee shop. Please make sure to adhere to any government guidance when holding a distanced event, and be aware that this is likely to change between now and 26 March.

Sign up for your digital fundraising kit

Sign up below to be first in line to receive our digital fundraising kit when it is becomes available on 11 February! In the meantime, our fundraising team will be in touch to talk through your plans for Purple day 2021.

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