Annual Purple Day fundraising event raises hundreds of dollars for Epilepsy Action

AN annual fundraising day that not only raises funds but also raises awareness has been called a success.

On September 15, Purple Day raised a total of £685 for the charity Epilepsy Action.

The charity supports people with epilepsy and their loved ones and undertakes important research.

The event hosted a raffle, guess the name of the bear, handmade quilt auction, pet basket, refreshments and more. It was also an opportunity to learn more about the charity Epilepsy Action.

Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Alan Dowden said: “Purple Day is an annual event which gives a real boost to the charity Epilepsy Action which helps support so many people. I was honored to open the day.”

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Purple Day organizer Vikki Cheshire added: “This charity has been a huge help to me and my loved ones as I have suffered from uncontrolled epilepsy for over 26 years. I would like to say a big thank you to the Mayor for coming to the event and to all the local businesses who kindly donated items for the raffle and helped raise such an incredible total. It was a very successful fundraising event for Epilepsy Action.

Purple Day is the main fundraising day for the charity Epilepsy Action. Purple Oak Support (formerly Andover and District Mencap) used their premises to stage the event this year.

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