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Covesea Lighthouse in Lossiemouth to be lit up purple for Epilepsy Awareness

By Abbie Duncan

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COVESEA Lighthouse in Lossiemouth will light up purple to help raise awareness of epilepsy for Purple Day on Tuesday, March 26.

The lighthouse will be lit up for Epilepsy Awareness. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
The lighthouse will be lit up for Epilepsy Awareness. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

Purple Day was founded in Canada by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan in 2008 and is a great opportunity to get people talking about epilepsy and dispel the myths and stigma attached to the condition.

The Lighthouse will join over 40 buildings and landmarks in Scotland which will be lit up purple to mark the day.

Epilepsy Scotland is also asking schools, local communities and people in their workplace to wear something purple during March to help raise awareness and help support the estimated 58,000 people living with epilepsy in Scotland.

The Scottish charity’s Purple Day campaign has been supported by Queen’s Park Football Club and celebrities including TV Presenters Edith Bowman and Jennifer Reoch and Star Wars actor Greg Grunberg.

Epilepsy Scotland’s Chief Executive, Lesslie Young said: “We are delighted so many landmarks across Scotland will light up purple for Purple Day. These displays help us raise awareness of epilepsy with the aim of diminishing the social stigma that can surround it.

“Awareness days such as Purple Day are a great opportunity for people to learn more about epilepsy and to support our vital services, including our national helpline, wellbeing service, youth group service and Welfare Rights service.”

To get involved in Purple Day, please go to Epilepsy Scotland’s website at www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/purpleday or email fundraising@epilepsyscotland.org.uk

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