The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity who strongly believe strokes can and should be prevented, however this health challenge does not receive the attention or funding it requires. The organisation works directly with stroke survivors and their families, health and social care professionals and scientists and researchers.
Make May Purple is back for 2017 and the Stroke Association are encouraging everyone to take part through a number of fundraising activities. Over 1 million people across the UK are rebuilding their lives’ after having a stroke and supporters of Make May Purple will help the Stroke Association fund vital research into stroke care and treatment. Communities are encouraged to wear purple, bake purple treats or even set challenges and raise funds using the sponsorship form.
Jack Whitfield, Director of Bluebird South Gloucestershire, said:
“Throughout the month of May we are supporting the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign to help raise vital funds for their brilliant research. A stroke can happen in an instant but the damage can last a lifetime, making it is so important to promote the Stroke Association and the vital support and research they provide to survivors and their families.”
Visit the Stroke Association website to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.