Make May Purple 2017

Published: 09/08/2021

Make May Purple is an annual awareness month organised by the Stroke Association. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of stroke and the vital research that the Stroke Association carry out to support stroke survivors. According to the Stroke Association there are over 152,000 strokes each year, with it being the third biggest killer in the UK. Over 1 million people across the UK are rebuilding their lives’ after having a stroke, but supporters of Make May Purple will help the Stroke Association fund vital research into stroke care and treatment for stroke survivors. Communities are encouraged to show their support in any way they can for those who have been affected by a stroke, whether this is by wearing purple, having a bake sale or even holding an event.  

Bluebird Care Cardiff South is supporting the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign
This May Bluebird Care Cardiff South is supporting the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple.
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.

Huw Owen, director of Bluebird Care Cardiff South, 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.