Bluebird Care Macclesfield show their support for the ‘Make May Purple’ campaign
On Friday 27th May 2016, the team at Bluebird Care Macclesfield were delighted to participate in raising money for the Make May Purple campaign.On Friday 27th May 2016, the team at Bluebird Care Macclesfield were delighted to participate in raising money for the Make May Purple campaign. Members of team all wore purple for the day as well as participating a range of other fundraising activities including; donating purple themed items to be raffled and participating in the ‘name the bear and his purple friend’ competition.
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity. They work directly with stroke survivors, their families and carers; with health and social care professionals; and with scientists and researchers. Make May Purple encouraged people to take part by either baking, wearing or planting purple, as a way to raise awareness and show support for the great work that the Stroke Association does.
Bluebird Care Macclesfield arranged for Christine Wilson, communication support coordinator at the Stroke Association to give a talk to staff members on this day. The talk was found to be very enjoyable as well as interactive. All funds raised will go to the local Stroke Association support group in Crewe, Cheshire to help buy refreshments for their meetings as well as organised trips. Jayne Wakefield, care manager at Bluebird Care Macclesfield will be attending their next meeting to present the support group with their donation. Jayne also won the ‘name the bear and his purple friend’ competition so has kindly donated the bear to the local support group to be used in a future raffle, raising further funds for this cause.
Joanna Lee, director of Bluebird Care Macclesfield, commented on the success their event: