Share your #PurrpleDayPets photos from TODAY until #PurpleDay – Saturday 26th March – to WIN a pet photography session with the award-winning Joanne Photography at her studio in Stockport. 

It’s time to get your pets groomed, purple outfits picked and cameras poised – #PurrpleDayPets week is upon us!

We promised this year would be bigger and purple-er than ever before and we weren’t kidding! We’re extremely excited to share that the award-winning Joanne Pet Photography Studio, based in Stockport, has very kindly gifted some incredible prizes to the top #PurrpleDayPets entries…

🐾 FIRST PRIZE: Private one to one studio session with professional photographer Joanne at her studio in Stockport, including a framed portrait.
🐾 RUNNER UP PRIZES: Private one to one studio session with Joanne at her studio in Stockport, including a gift non-framed portrait.

Your furry friends are sure to walk away from these sessions with photos fit for Vanity Fur magazine!

I love to get involved with national charities and the local community as it’s my way to give back. This year Epilepsy Research UK is one of our chosen charities – #PurrpleDayPets matches exactly what we are about! We love pets and love creating stunning portraits people can keep forever.
Joanne Thibodeau (Joanne Photography)

Our resident Joker, Spike, is kicking things off with this suave snap. She could barely contain her excitement for her owner Jo, our Head of Donor Relations, to submit her entry:

Purple is not my colour. However, this year I’m making an exception in aid of #PurrpleDayPets and Epilepsy Research UK (and, of course, for the treats I was bribed with). Please join me and my colleagues from Monday 21st March to raise awareness and funds for vital research.
Spike the Cat


🐾 Share your photos on social media throughout this week, from Monday 21st until Saturday 26th March, using the hashtags #PurrpleDayPets and #PurpleDay (don’t forget to tag Epilepsy Research UK!)

🐾 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 Purple-Pet-Off and nominate them in your post too!

🐾 We’ll be announcing the lucky winners on Monday 28th March on social (we will directly message if you have won, so keep an eye on the inbox of whichever platform you shared your #PurrpleDayPets entry).

We can’t wait to see all your furr-nomenal 2022 entries and to give away the incredible Joanne Photography prizes – best of luck! Stuck for ins-purr-ation? Check out some of the incredible entries from last year…


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.