What is Make May Purple?

Make May Purple is our Stroke Association fundraising and awareness campaign that coincides with National Stroke Awareness month – May.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is a difficult and worrying time for everyone. It suddenly turned our lives upside down and has affected people emotionally. We know isolation can be especially difficult for stroke survivors and their families, so we want to help in a small way if we can.

As you’re aware, this is usually the time we ask everyone to Make May Purple for stroke and get together to host activities and show support for stroke survivors. Some of you might have had to cancel your Make May Purple activities, so we wanted to offer some ways of helping you connect with us and the wider stroke community during this unprecedented time.

How you can take part

To help support Make May Purple, why not:

Challenge your friends and family to a virtual quiz?
Who will be crowned quiz king or queen in your house? Download our quiz and give it a go.

Get creative with arts and crafts?
Why not make a photo frame for your loved one to let them you know you’re thinking of them? Create collages or get the kids to draw up their best masterpieces – remember you get bonus points for using as much purple as you can!

Make some tasty treats
We’ve got some tasty and very purple recipes from celebrity chef Rachel Khoo and food writer Anna Jones  Or why not make your own purple cupcakes and brownies?

Strike a pose
Share a picture of yourself on social media wearing something purple and tell us why you’re supporting Make May Purple.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to tag us on social media using #MakeMayPurple and let us know what you’re up to!

At the end of May, we’ll create a collage of the different photos showing how you all helped to Make May Purple for stroke.

Please donate if you can

With donations and support from you and your community, we can rebuild even more lives, because we believe that everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.

How your money helps

By getting involved and donating to us, you’ll be playing an invaluable role in supporting our services and helping more people to rebuild their life after stroke. As many of you know, feeling yourself again after a stroke can be a very long and difficult journey. There are enormous challenges, not only for stroke survivors, but for their loved ones too. But with the right support, stroke survivors can begin to rebuild their life, finding the new normal after stroke.

Send your money in

  • You can make an online donation using your credit or debit card
  • You can also call one of our friendly Supporter Care teams on 0300 330 0740 - just have your debit or credit card to hand and we'll do the rest for you.