How can you get involved with World Encephalitis Day on Tuesday, 22nd February?


Take part in BrainWalk and support our fundraising challenge in February. It's simple - sign up to the challenge of your choice, ask for sponsorship and get stepping! Find out more


Every year we ask our supporters to wear something red on World Encephalitis Day and then share their photos on social media accounts, telling their followers and friends about why they are wearing red.

Wearing something red for our supporters could mean anything - from a red bow tie through to a red hat, red nails, red trousers or even our official World Encephalitis Day t-shirts.

If you want to take part on World Encephalitis Day, please make sure to use the hashtag #Red4WED on Twitter and Instagram so we can share it to our official World Encephalitis Day website.

We also have resources which can be downloaded for either social media or as posters.

#Red4WED 2021

Click on the photo to see more #Red4WED 2021 photos

Hold an event

Why not hold a fundraising/awareness event at work or home. Have a fun red-themed day at your place or work or at school and tell your friends, colleagues and classmates about encephalitis.

Download our Event Guide

Downloadable Resources

We have lots of resources which can be downloaded and shared on your social media accounts or at your place of work or education as A4 posters. Find out more

Make a donation

Make a donation. Financial support of the Encephalitis Society will allow us to carry on our award-winning work which provides free resources and information to families affected by encephalitis, funds research and raises awareness of encephalitis to the general public and health professionals around the world. Donate now