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Douglas House, our residential service in Plymouth held a tea party for Purple Day in aid of Epilepsy Action. Douglas House was just one of many services within Regard who were involved in throwing a Purple Day event.

This year saw the ninth celebration of Purple Day, an international annual theme day aimed at dispelling the myths surrounding epilepsy and raising awareness in a positive manner.

The tea party included purple afternoon tea, purple jelly, smoothies, grapes, cheese and beetroot sandwiches and a Victoria sponge cake with purple icing baked by Mark Rawlings with the help from his support staff Danielle Hardingham.

Phillip Lee, chief executive of Epilepsy Action, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many people nationwide turning their world purple to raise funds for Epilepsy Action. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of people like this.”

The event itself was organised by Danielle and everyone who attended wore purple t-shirts. The total raised was around £10 all of which was donated by staff and the people we support.

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Specialism: Providing bespoke packages of care and support to young adults with a Learning Disability/Mental Health condition, Aspergers/Autism, those with forensic history A