Paint The
Toon Purple

Together we’ll #PaintTheToon Purple and raise money to keep empowering adults, children and young adults with disabilities.

In celebration of the amazing success of 70 years, we’re asking those across the North East to get creative with the colour purple.

This could mean wearing purple clothes or having a purple-themed event like a bake sale. The possibilities are endless.

Whatever you decide to do, every penny raised will go to support the children and adults we empower every week and their families. We would love your help encouraging as many people as possible to get involved, so spread the word to parents, teachers, friends and family, and together we’ll paint the toon purple.

Download our Paint The Toon Purple fundraising pack here  >Donate or Create Fundraising Page Here  >

Things You Could Do


Purple fancy dress


Purple themed bake sale or Bake Off


Purple fun run


Purple bike ride

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Purple themed sports day


Best purple hairstyle competition


Purple themed disco


Purple themed tea and coffee morning


Raffle with purple prizes


Purple themed pub quiz


Packing shopping bags (While in Purple)


Purple themed sponsored wash

Register for more info on our 2024 Paint The Toon Purple Day


#PaintTheToon Purple 2024

See how we celebrated our second #PaintTheToon Purple event!


Our vision is ‘Inspire, Believe, Achieve’ and our amazing #TeamPercyHedley supporters will do just that when they take on this fun Paint The Toon Purple fundraising event, raising thousands to help us continue to enhance the lives of disabled children, young people, and adults across the North East.

From a school with only 12 pupils in 1953, the Foundation now supports 650 members and their families every week, supported by over 1100 staff.

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Why Support
Why Support
Percy Hedley

For 70 years, Percy Hedley has been the leading expert in giving care, education and support people with disabilities across the region, and with your support we will continue to transform lives in the future.

Find out more  >

Other Ways To Get Involved

Great North Run

Get involved with #TeamPercyHedley for the Great North Run 2023.

Business Partnerships

From choosing us as your Charity of The Year, as the benefitting charity of your monthly dress down day, or anything in between – you will play a key part in supporting disabled people here in the North East.

Percy Hedley Ball

The Percy Hedley Ball has established itself on the North East’s social calendar as one of the region’s premier charity events.