Go Purple in aid of MacIntyre 16 - 24 October 2021

Join us and Go Purple in aid of MacIntyre to celebrate our purple colour, while raising money to make a positive contribution to the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.

We're inviting work places, schools, families and friends to take part in a purple-themed fundraising event of their choice. Raising much needed funds to improve the experience of people we support, their families and staff at MacIntyre.

How to Go Purple and Get Involved

We are challenging the nation to Go Purple and embrace your purple individuality. You could get active with a 10-mile hike in purple fancy dress, host a fun purple party or bake a purple cake. The ideas and possibilities are endless… Have a look at the list below for some inspiration.

There are some resources ready for you to use - posters to print out and graphics to use on your social media pages.

Please also read our Fundraising Terms and Conditions for our legal dos and don'ts.

Host a purple themed fundraiser to help raise money for our charity

  • Dress in purple
    - Hold a dress down day or purple day at your school or workplace
    - Dress up as your favourite purple fictional character and do a sponsored walk. Think Daphne from Scooby-Doo, Willy Wonka, Barney the Dinosaur...
    - Run a competition for the best or most creative purple outfit.
    - Wear a purple hat or wig every day
    - Maybe you want to dye your hair, eyebrows or beard purple
  • Host an event
    - Hold a purple fashion show with your friends
    - Host a purple cocktail themed party
    - Organise a purple quiz night
    - Organise a purple raffle or auction with your friends and family
  • Take on a challenge
    - Challenge your friends to a purple bake off or host a purple cake sale
    - Maybe you want to get active and organise a purple themed sponsored challenge it could anything you choose running, hopping, dancing or even dog walking.
  • Get creative
    - Bake a purple cake and donate to us
    - Perhaps you love crafting and want to hold a purple themed fundraiser


Raise awareness of MacIntyre Charity, Go Purple and share how you went purple #GoPurpleMacIntyre

  • Create purple themed art
  • Decorate your car or mobility scooter with purple
  • Light up your house in purple
  • Into photography? Challenge yourself to only take purple themed photos for a day.
  • Knit a purple scarf
  • Go Purple in the Garden creating a purple flowerbed

How Going Purple helps

MacIntyre provide education, care and support for over 1,200 children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism

Every pound you fundraise will positively change someone’s quality of life.

  • £30 will buy a talking photo album.
  • £100 will enable one person to participate in art workshops for two months.
  • £400 will enable one person to participate in sports and healthy lifestyles activities every week for a year.
  • £1,000 will enable one young person to go on holiday with a learning disability specialist provider for five days.

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We support people to lead lives that make sense to them. Your donation will allow us to support people to reach their life goals.

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MacIntyre is a registered charity no. 250840. 

We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator.