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Clacton: Pupils wear purple to boost epilepsy awareness
2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014 in News
A WAVE of purple pupils flooded into a Clacton school as staff and students dressed up to raise awareness of epilepsy.
Ravens Academy launched the purple day as part of a national epilepsy awareness event.
Youngsters made a small donation to come to school dressed up in purple, with all cash raised going to the Epilepsy Foundation.
The idea for the event came from parents Tammy and Gary Curtis, whose son Logan struggles with a rare brain disorder and suffers regular seizures.
Gary got in on the act on the day, taking his children to school dressed in a purple body suit and wig.
He said: “We took the idea to the school because we know how hard it can be dealing with Logan’s seizures and we want to do anything we can to help.
“It has been amazing to see the amount of support for Logan and for the cause and we are really grateful the school got involved.”