Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede is supporting the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign

Published: 22/05/2019

This May Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede is supporting the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple.  

This May Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede 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 2018 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.

Jonathan Billington, Director of Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede, 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.

Back in March we were invited to Walton Day Centre to present a cheque for £250 to the The Walton Stroke Group, who meet weekly and currently have 35 members. John Steele who received the grant on behalf of the group explained that often around 50 attend the weekly session which is a real credit to the organisers. Thanks also to Walton Charity, who on hearing about our quarterly community grant scheme, agreed to match fund it on this occasion. “



In the picture from right to left are John Steele (Walton Stroke Group), Zoe Buck (Bluebird Care) Jackie Lodge (Walton Charity) and Jonathan Billington (Bluebird Care)

Visit the Stroke Association website to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.

For more details contact Bluebird Care by calling 01932 567593, emailing elmbridge@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or by visiting their website at http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/elmbridge-runnymede/home