Reader letter: Help us raise awareness of epilepsy

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Purple Day, the international epilepsy awareness raising day, is fast approaching and Epilepsy Society is hoping local people will back this special day.

Epilepsy is often a ‘hidden’ condition, but in the UK it affects one in every 100 people. This year on Purple Day, Thursday March 26, people will wear purple ribbons to show support for everyone living with epilepsy.

Purple-themed events, such as purple cake bake coffee mornings and purple school mufti days, are also being planned to raise money and awareness of the condition.

Anyone wanting to buy a purple ribbon or get involved in Purple Day can visit or ring 01494 601414 for more information.

Helen Stevens

Community fundraising events assistant