Raising Awareness for Epilepsy

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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
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11:38am, 24th March
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Purple Day - Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity shows support for epilepsy on Purple Day.

There are currently thirty Roald Dahl epilepsy nurse specialists caring for thousands of children affected by the condition in the UK.

Epilepsy remains an underfunded condition which comes in a variety of forms and can cause stress and anxiety for children and families. Our Roald Dahl epilepsy nurse specialists help to make life with epilepsy more manageable. For children like Sam, having a dedicated Roald Dahl epilepsy nurse specialist like Lilly means that Sam and his family feel supported and his complex form of epilepsy can be managed. Read more about Sam and his Roald Dahl nurse Lilly.

26th March marks Purple Day, a worldwide event, where people across the globe get together to raise awareness for epilepsy. This annual event is a great way to do something marvellous like wear purple, hold a cake sale or take part in a sporting event

Sophie Dziwinski, Acting Head of Programmes at Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity says that Purple Day is a great way to increase awareness for epilepsy. She says, "Purple Day is wonderful way to change attitudes about the condition. Our Roald Dahl epilepsy nurse specialists work tirelessly all year round to support children and families who are affected."

We would like to say a marvellous thank you to all thirty of our Roald Dahl epilepsy nurse specialists who help to provide the best possible healthcare for the children in their care.

If you're celebrating this Purple Day and are sharing what you do on social media, make sure you use the hashtag #PurpleDay.