Two of our Welsh services, Uplands House and Cerrig Cornel participated in Purple Day this year, to raise money for Epilepsy Action. These were just two of Regard’s 149 services who turned purple to raise awareness about Epilepsy.
Uplands House, our residential service in Newbridge held their own Purple themed day within the service. The event included purple drinks and purple food. Two of the people supported by Uplands House, Chrissie and Richard helped to decorate cakes. Richard said: “I really enjoyed the day and liked the food”.
Uplands House used the day to raise awareness about Epilepsy Action and are considering holding further events in the summer.
Cerrig Cornel, our supported living service in Tywyn, visited their local Baptist Church, where they took purple cakes to sell and offered to paint nails purple to raise more money for Epilepsy Action. They raised an overall total of £37.50 and the day was a great success.
Phillip Lee, chief executive of Epilepsy Action, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many people nationwide turning their world purple to raise funds for Epilepsy Action. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of people like this.”