|Purple Day 2012|
Purple Day 2012
was raised through
these wonderful events.
Pre Purple Day
Hunter Street, Newcastle, between Darby & Crown Street came alive on Friday 23rd March 2012. Thank you to these businesses for supporting the day - Newcastle French Hot Bread Shop, Sacred Art, Ruby Rhubarb, Two Bowerbirds, Captain Saucy, Newcastle Coins, Break Thru People Solutions, West Terrace Menswear, Ritzy Fashion, Hunter Street Newsagents and Exotic Styles. All these businesses went very 'Purple & Proud' to help increase epilepsy awareness. What made Pre Purple Day unique in Hunter Street was Nella and her balloon sculptures, for a donation she would have made you a teddy, flowers, motorbikes and more, it was so popular she made more at Marketown on the Monday. Raffle tickets and purple merchandise were also sold and epilepsy information packs were on hand too. A huge THANK YOU to all the business owners and their customers for making this day a great success.
Pre Purple Day in Hunter Street, click on the link below and see just how Hunter Street looked.
The total amount raised on this day was $1,028.25.
Purple Day at Marketown, Newcastle.
The Epilepsy Support Group of Newcastle was at Marketown Newcastle on Purple Day where they held an awareness stand in the West section by the food court near Thurst Burst, Subway, & Daily Bakehouse. The group sold raffle tickets, purple pens, wrist bands, and shoelaces, we had epilepsy information and Nella's balloon sculptures. The stand did look very purple and proud as you can see by the photos.
The groups aim to turn Marketown purple on Monday 26th March really came together, the shops displayed purple balloons, purple merchandise displays, posters and donation boxes. Have a look at the list below...'Purple and Proud' all of them. The photo gallery holds just over 40 photos, which is a tribute to the Marketown businesses for their enthusiasm during Purple Day.
Keyman Engraving, Prime Quality Meats, Steel Street Fish Market, Dan Murphy's, Coffee Guru, Doc's Mega Save Chemist, Telstra, Hunter United Credit Union, Donut King, Shoe Superstore, Bongo Beach Surf, Hot Dollar, Cinch, Millers, Estrada Shoes, Noodle Paradise, Growers Best, Officeworks, Ahmed's Kitchen, Thyme Cafe, Nextra Bookshop, Liquorland, BK Travelgoods, Tenderspot Butchery, Healthy Life, Bakers Delight, Guardian Pharmacy, Kebabs 'n' Cavery, Daily Bakehouse (West), Thurst Burst, Marketown Optical, Ritzy Labels, Sweet Poison & Anytime Fitness. Woolworths, Coles, Christiane's Hair Design & Just Cuts donated wonderful prizes for the raffle and Big W donated the purple balloons.
Thank you Marketown, your contribution to Purple Day was outstanding.
Click on the link below to see how purple and proud they were.
The total amount raised at Marketown was $1.299.15
The raffle winners were :-
1st Prize 2 bottles of wine - red & white, Liqueur chocolates, $100 Woolworths voucher, Hair 173 voucher, Purple candles, Cadburys giant buttons and a Tobleron - T. McGrath (Pre Purple Day)
2nd Prize RhinoPro1000 label printer, Just Cuts hair voucher - C. Ferguson (Pre Purple Day)
3rd Prize Coles $20 voucher, Just Cuts voucher - J. O’Donoghue (Marketown)
4th Prize Beautiful purple feather earrings, Just Cuts hair voucher - A. Reece (Pre Purple Day)
5th Prize Christiane's Hair Design hair voucher & Cadbury's chocolate. - Elvis G (Pre Purple Day)
6th Prize A purple surprise. - M. Frost (Marketown)
Check out our youngest Purple Day fans,
How cute are they! Dakota having heaps of fun with his purple balloon motorbike.
Newcastle businesses participating in Purple Day.
Mayfield's Jon Dickson's Guardian Pharmacy, Blooms Chemist, Hair 173 (also donated a voucher towards the raffle) and Cornally's Newsagents helped spread epilepsy awareness on purple day along with Doc's Day Night Pharmacy in Hunter Street, Newcastle. Warabrook Nursing Home also supported Purple Day.
Doc's Day Night Pharmacy in Newcastle was the first to go purple for Purple Day. You can find them at 707 Hunter Street, Newcastle, why not drop in and see them. Their website can be found at http://docspharmacy.com.au/ and you can also find them on Facebook.
The head office staff at Hunter United Credit Union Broadmeadow, Newcastle along with their branches at Charlestown Sq, Glendale Stockland, Jesmond Stockland, Thornton, Greenhills and Marketown all went 'purple and proud' on Monday 26th March. All the staff wore something purple, put on a morning tea and staff and customers made donations to help raise epilepsy awareness. What a fantastic job they did, raising $500, big smiles all round.
Three Lifeline shops; Mayfield, Cardiff and Jesmond displayed purple merchandise in their windows during Purple Day. Thanks guys.
All the above business went Purple and Proud, have a look by clicking on the link below.
The total raised from Mayfield, Doc's pharmacy & Hunter United Credit Union was $702.25
More community Purple Day activities in Newcastle.
Wallsend Community Nursery and Butterfly Effect Cafe held a morning tea to raise epilepsy awareness. Wallsend Community Nursery website - http://www.nursery.org.au/home/.aspx
The soup kitchen at the Croation Club, known as 'Newcastle Soupi' raised $100, this donation was made by the community in one night.....well done everyone!
Mrs Quimple's Learning Centre at 18 Toohey Cresent, Adamstown Heights went very purple for a whole week and during this time they raised $600 through their raffle, guessing competition and purple merchandise. Have a look at their facebook page by clicking the logo below.
Life Solutions Cardiff supported Purple Day with a purple picnic at Speers Point Park in the open shelter area. They had a bbq, face painting, art/craft tables, purple nail painting and tea/coffee and a prize for the person/group with the most purple!
Wyong Golf Club held a Purple Day event during their Ladies Day on the 16th February. A special mention must go to Deb Sorensen's mum for arranging the day and a big thank you to the ladies there, you did really well raising $100 for Epilepsy Action Australia
Camera House and Purple Day
Camera House Australia supported Purple Day by holding a PURPLE photographic competition on the 30th March and it conclude on the 9th April. There was an amazing prize from Camera House of a DSLR Canon 600D plus lens to the winning photo. With over a thousand entries it must have been hard to pick a winner but the winning photo was outstanding. There was also ten favorites selected by Camera House, all receiving a $20 voucher. The link below the picture will take you to the winning photos and as I get permission from other winners to display their photos I will update this folder. The picture below was one of the favorites and I think it captures both the awareness of epilepsy and purple theme we were trying to get across.....well done Jenelle Smith :)
Thank you Camera House for being a part of Purple Day.
Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing epilepsy awareness worldwide. To make a donation to help Epilepsy Action Australia keep their much needed programs running donations can be made direct to Epilepsy Action Australia's through their website www.epilepsy.org.au or via the Support Groups Everyday Hero Fundraiser Page at: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/epilepsy__support_group_of_newcastle_0 for all donations over $2 you will receive a tax deductible receipt.
These businesses below supported Purple Day and provide ongoing
support to Epilepsy Action Australia.
Mediband Epilepsy Action Australia has partnered with Mediband to provide medical wristbands for those living with epilepsy.
Medical Wristbands provide peace of mind so that when the unexpected happens, critical medical information will be conveyed to the people that need to know. Mediband offers an extensive and ever-expanding range of medical wristbands. They are fun to wear, look great, and the trendy designs mean they're more likely to be worn and fun for kids.
To receive a 5% discount on all orders visit www.mediband.com and enter the code AFF125 when placing your order (please note, this code is case sensitive and must be entered to receive the discount)
Mind Project Fashion A street/surfwear retail clothing company is selling 4 T-shirts (2 men's and 2 women's) @ $30 each with $10 from each t-shirt sold being donated to Epilepsy Action Australia. The t-shirts are not epilepsy-branded in any way. Larry Ferrier, the owner, has epilepsy himself and has initiated this proposal to 'give something back'.
Jewellery for Cause 20% of the sale of each piece of jewellery sold that represents epilepsy is donated to Epilepsy Action Australia. To purchase, visit the following website: http://www.jewelleryforacause.com/index.php
There are some wonderful people doing some great things for Purple Day..
Check out these videos on YouTube
The group of people that participated in this video also belong to a group called Epilepsy Parents Australia, this group is very active on Facebook, you can find them by clicking this link to their webpage - Epilepsy Parents Australia.
This site was last updated March 2012.