HAIR WE GO: Vicky Sadler, left, with sons Thomas and Albert and hairdresser Gemma Howard Picture: Tony Jones

A mum has been sponsored to dye her hair purple to raise money for a charity which supports her five-year-old son who has epilepsy.

Albert Sadler, of Gaywood, was just three-years-old when he first suffered from a seizure  and, after a number of tests, was diagnosed with epilepsy.

His mum Vicky, who also has another son Thomas, decided to take the bold step to dye her hair purple to raise awareness of the condition, and in particular of SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy patients).

The money will be given to The Daisy Garland charity which offers help and support to those whose lives are touched by drug resistant epilepsy. 

The charity provided the family with a sensor pad mattress monitor which alerts Albert’s mum if he has a seizure in his sleep.

Mrs Sadler said: “It has really been a life saver for us. The Daisy Garland is a family-run charity and they receive no government funding.

“We contact them regularly as they know so much about epilepsy.” Albert now takes two types of medication and has been seizure-free for 18 months.

Mrs Sadler, who has never dyed her hair before, had it coloured with a permanent purple dye at GH Hair Design in St Ann’s Street, King’s Lynn, this week.

Sunday, March 26 is Purple Day – an international day dedicated to increasing epilepsy awareness.

Donations can be made at www.virginmoneygiving.com and searching for Albert Sadler.