A St Albans pharmacy got a splash of purple last week to raise money and awareness for a cause close to their hearts.

Pharmacy 4 Less held a morning tea on March 26 in support of the Epilepsy Foundation, with staff and customers donating throughout the day.

Retail manager Aleks Zycinski said the store, which has been open for six months, wanted to support a cause with connections to the community.

“We’ve got quite a few epileptic patients here at the pharmacy, and we also know a few who have passed away,” Ms Zycinski said.

“So the main reason was to raise awareness … compared to some other conditions, there’s not that knowledge of it and how it works.”

While the final amount raised wasn’t known as donations were still coming in, Ms Zycinski said the response from the community was very positive and the staff would look to run the event again.

“We have the bus stop out the front, and every time the bus stopped there was a new crowd of people coming in and donating,” she said.

“Other stores nearby came and donated, so the community support was fantastic.

“This is the first fundraising event we’ve done … we’ll definitely keep supporting Purple Day every year – as well as other causes, like diabetes, which have a real impact in this
area.”