My wonderful sister.

My sister Vanessa is a pretty special person. She never has an unkind word to say about anyone, judges people purely on who they are, not what they have, and will go out of her way to say hello to someone she knows, no matter how busy she is.

Last week, she organised a Purple Day fundraiser at her children’s (very small) school to raise money and awareness for Epilepsy Action Australia, an organisation that is close to her heart. Vanessa arranged for purple cupcakes to be sold, and made $87, which will help Epilepsy Action Australia to provide specialist epilepsy services in the community.

Well done Vanessa! I love you. xoxoxo

Purple Day (26th March) is a global effort dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. It was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to get people talking about the condition and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.

If you would like to make purple cupcakes, here is the recipe.

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