Purple Day at Hobbycraft – everyone welcome

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Join our Purple ‘jam’ on Wednesday 26th March!

There’s no need to book, just turn up, join in and make a donation to Epilepsy Action.

If you’ve never made a stitch, I’ll be around to help you get started.

We’re going to have lots of crafty goodies, a sweepstake, and a big pile of yummy buttons to win! (Everybody loves buttons)

Where? Hobbycraft, Deepdale, Preston
When? Any time from 10am
What? Add a bit to our freeform purple collage. You can sew, knit, crochet, weave, stick… Whatever you like!

Purple Day was created in 2008 by then nine-year-old Cassidy Megan, a Canadian girl living with epilepsy. She came up with the idea as a way to dispel the myths surrounding epilepsy and raise awareness positively.

Anyone wishing to take part in Purple Day for Epilepsy Action can request a Purple-icious fundraising toolkit. It includes an official Epilepsy Action ‘Purple collection box’, balloons, stickers and posters. It also features lots of useful tips to help you get started.

Every year, around 32,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy, that’s 87 every single day. Every penny raised on Purple Day will support the vital work of Epilepsy Action. Epilepsy Action support around one million people each year through a range of services, including its Epilepsy Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050, branch network, specialist nurse scheme and award-winning website, epilepsy.org.uk