VISITORS, young and old, can have fun building snowmen – using purple ribbons for buttons – at Glencoe Mountain Resort on 26 March and help Epilepsy Scotland’s campaign to turn famous Scottish landmarks purple.
This popular resort for skiers is taking part in international Purple Day to show support for the estimated 54,000 people who live in Scotland with epilepsy.
Glencoe Mountain Resort manager, Andy Meldrum, commented: “We are pleased to be involved because this is a light-hearted way to get people talking about epilepsy.
“We provide the purple ribbons and ask customers to decorate their snowmen for Purple Day. We are glad to be part of this fun-filled awareness raising campaign.”
Epilepsy Scotland chief executive, Lesslie Young, remarked: “It is exciting to have the iconic Glencoe Mountain Resort join our Turn Scotland Purple campaign.
“All their efforts will certainly help to make epilepsy a talking point on and off the slopes. The more people talk freely about epilepsy, the less likely it is that the social barriers and stigma linked to this serious yet common condition will continue.
“Everyone can take part in Purple Day in their own way. Our website has a dedicated page with many useful ideas and suggestions.
“Whether you decide to wear purple and send a selfie to our web page, go on social media to make a wish for epilepsy, or fundraise for us, all your actions are helping to bring epilepsy into the limelight.”
Notes to Editor
Epilepsy Scotland works with people living with epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard.
We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.
This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people.
We represent 54,000 people with epilepsy in Scotland, their families and carers.
Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information, text 07786 209501, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, find us on Facebook or Twitter @epilepsy_scot or visit: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk
The Glencoe Mountain Resort joins the Falkirk Wheel, Oban’s McCaig’s Tower and the Ness Bridge in Inverness in celebrating the charity’s Turn Scotland Purple campaign.
Purple Day is on 26 March and was started in 2008 by a young Canadian.
For more details call: Allana Parker, Public Affairs Officer 07884 012 147 or 0141 427 4911.
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