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Support Epilepsy NZ with Purple Day

24 Mar 2022

Want to support Epilepsy NZ and get the kids involved? Now’s your chance. It’s Purple Day on March 26th, and it’s competition time at Epilepsy NZ. They have an awesome child’s prize to give away. Purple Day aims to encourage people to talk about epilepsy, and to remind those who live with seizures that they are not alone.

Simply visit Epilepsy NZ’s Facebook page and post a photo of your child's best coloured in superhero poster to win the prize. The winner will be drawn at the end of March, so there’s plenty of time to get colouring.


 Win this kid's prize pack by visiting Epilepsy NZ’s Facebook page.

Other ways to help:

Set up up an online fundraiser
Give a Little pages can be set up by individuals and money can be donated to Epilepsy New Zealand. Epilepsy New Zealand already has account details stored on the site. Some people choose to create an event or auction on their Facebook account. Epilepsy New Zealand can support your fundraiser by sharing on their Facebook page and supporting our Purple Day Heroes. 

Donate directly
While the current Covid situation is challenging for all of us Epilepsy New Zealand are continuing to provide the very best information, support and research to people living with epilepsy.  Your financial support will ensure they can continue with that important mahi.  You can make a donation here.

Check in with your loved ones
People living with chronic illness are particularly vulnerable during this time.  If you have loved ones - living with epilepsy or not - who are spending more time at home alone, make sure to check in with them and see how you can help. 

Buy a purple testpot

Don’t forget you can help fundraise with Resene. Just purchase any purple testpot during March and Resene will donate $1 to Epilepsy NZ.

Support Epilepsy NZ by buying a Resene testpot of purple paint this month.

One in 100 people suffers from epilepsy, the most common characteristics being recurring seizures. Properly diagnosed and treated, 70% of New Zealanders with epilepsy will live healthy lives. The Epilepsy Association of New Zealand has been providing vital support, services and information to people with epilepsy and their families as well as training and resources for health, disability and education workers for over 60 years.

Buy any Resene purple 60ml testpot (excludes metallic and wood stains) this month at Resene owned ColorShops NZ and play your part. To find your nearest Resene ColorShop, click here. To find out more about Epilepsy NZ and how you can help, visit the Epilepsy NZ website.

Published: 24 Mar 2022