OK, OK everyone… we’ve heard your calls. And the answer is yes – we are bringing back the phenomenal #PurrpleDayPets for 2022! But this year, it’s bigger, better and purple-er than before…

Following the huge popularity of last year’s event, we’re once again handing over the reins to our furry friends to help increase the visibility of epilepsy and raise vital funds for research this #PurpleDay – Saturday 26th March.

Joining the #PurrpleDayPets movement is so easy…

  • Share your photos on social media throughout the week, from Monday 21st until Saturday 26th March, using the hashtags #PurrpleDayPets and #PurpleDay (don’t forget to tag us!)
  • Ask your friends and family to show their appreciation by resharing the photos or making a donation via our website. Why not challenge a friend to a Purrple-Pet–Off and nominate them in your post too!
  • Whoever takes our favourite photo will win an Epilepsy Research UK goodie bag – we’ll be announcing the winner once all submissions are in.

Here is last year’s winning photo from the team at social care charity Quarriers – don’t they look paw-some!

What if I don’t have a pet?

Fear not! Pets may be substituted with willing family members, partners or friends… just get involved and help us paint the internet purple!

Other ways to support

There are many other ways to support vital research into epilepsy this #PurpleDay; from setting up a regular gift on our website, to creating your own Facebook fundraiser, or signing up to a sporting event. Our dedicated fundraising team are always happy to have a chat if you have any questions or need any inspiration.