POSTPONED date to be advised

“Due to the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Epilepsy Queensland has decided to postpone Purple Punks for epilepsy. We will work with our event sponsors to find a date later in the year when it is safer to participate in “non-essential events” in line with State and National Health Department advice. Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in this event or created a fundraising page.

Your health and safety remains our primary concern, so please take care and follow the instructions of Queensland Health during this time.

For an update on coronavirus and epilepsy visit our website http://bit.ly/EpiCorona or If you wish to discuss this event or, please contact our team 1300 852 853.


Dare to Throw for Epilepsy Queensland

West End, 2020

Thank you for taking up this fantastic opportunity to fundraise as a team of three to join this unique axe-throwing event with Epilepsy Queensland.  We sincerely appreciate your commitment to help raise funds and awareness as part of Purple Day to provide support for people with epilepsy. 

Lumber Punks encourages everyone to have a throw in a safe and inclusive environment.  

Each three person team that raises a minimum of $500 will experience 90 minutes of axe throwing fun with the Lumber Punks axe-perts. 

Do you have what it takes to throw axes for a cause!  Join up today to raise funds for people living with epilepsy and cross this unique experience off your bucket list!

Before you get started on creating your team's online fundraising page, please take a moment to carefully read and accept the following:

  • I understand that to secure my team's place in the limited Purple Punks for epilepsy event, we are required to raise a minimum of $500 via our Everyday Hero Page for Epilepsy Queensland. 
  • We may also continue to fundraise for up to two weeks after Purple Day and will seek Epilepsy Queensland's approval if we intend doing any other type of fundraising for this event. e.g. raffle or morning tea etc.
  • I understand that if our team needs to cancel our spot at the event, Epilepsy Queensland retains all the funds we have raised
  • Each team member has read Lumber Punks FAQ's and Waiver and considered all risks that may be associated with the experiential event in relation to our health.
  • Each team member understands that prior to participating we will be required to sign Lumber Punks waiver.
  • I will be responsible for my own transport and/or accommodation to attend the experience.
  • I agree to indemnify Epilepsy Queensland from and against any claim for injuries or damage arising.
  • I understand that by clicking on the above ‘Start Fundraising’ button that I have read and am accepting all of the above.

Are you ready to start?

Epilepsy Queensland have partnered with Everyday Hero to provide an easy to build online fundraising webpage for each participant. In just minutes you can build your own page and approach your supporters for a tax deductible donation by emailing the unique link of your webpage. Each donation is recorded on your page along with any message of support from your donors. Your supporters are sent a receipt via Everyday Hero.

Epilepsy Queensland will provide a fundraising coach to offer assistance throughout your fundraising.

To find out more about Purple Day promotional materials/merchandise please visit www.epilepsyqueensland.com.au, call 07 3435 5000 or email purple@epilepsyqueensland.com.au.

Thank you for your valued support!

Epilepsy Queensland Inc

For nearly 50 years, Epilepsy Queensland has been assisting Queensland families touched by epilepsy. Services include education, counselling, information services, children’s and family support programs, specialised training programs, support groups and advocacy.

Epilepsy directly affects around 2% (1 in 50) of the population and still remains one of the most misunderstood conditions in today’s society. Approximately 100,000 Queensland children and adults have epilepsy which is more than muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, and several others combined. Anyone can be diagnosed at any age and Epilepsy Queensland helps to replace the fear and uncertainty with knowledge and empowerment.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is doubtful there is any other medical condition so universally neglected due to a combination of social stigma, low profile and lack of resources. WHO recognises epilepsy as one of the world’s most common serious brain disorder.

Please help us to bring epilepsy out of the shadows and optimise life for people living with epilepsy.

www.epilepsyqueensland.com.au - Phone - 07 3435 5000

3 heroes fundraising today.

Purple Day is a worldwide campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy. On 26 March each year, people are encouraged to wear purple to show their support of those living with epilepsy.

Purple Day was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to tell everyone about epilepsy. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy – lavender.

Since then, thousands of individuals, schools and workplaces have joined the campaign, wearing purple and hosting Purple Day events and promotions throughout the month of March.

Epilepsy Queensland is proud to have introduced Purple Day to Australia in 2009 and has the official role of fundraising, selling merchandise and promoting Purple Day throughout Queensland.

For more information about Purple Day, please visit www.epilepsyqueensland.com.au/purple-day


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