To mark Stroke Awareness Month 2021, we launched our 'Save research. Rebuild lives.' campaign. 

Throughout May the campaign raised awareness of the damaging effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on stroke research.

A severe drop in charitable income means that our research budget for this year has been cut in half – putting new, innovative research at risk. Additionally, due to disruption caused by the pandemic, 1 in 5 researchers say they’ll need more funding. 

This is why we've been calling on people to donate, fundraise and raise awareness of our stroke research. Help us continue to make breakthroughs in our understanding of stroke and rehabilitation.

What has happened to Make May Purple?

In previous years, we’ve marked Stroke Awareness Month with our Make May Purple campaign. Last May, we focused on raising awareness of the impact of the unprecedented events of the past year on our charity.  

Thanks to all of you who supported our 'Save research. Rebuild lives.' campaign for Stroke Awareness Month.

How can I get involved?

Stroke Awareness Month has now ended, but stroke continues to destroy lives all year round. There's lots you can do to help us keep stroke at the forefront of people's minds.

Fundraise for us 

Download our fundraising inspirations pack with lots of ideas, or come up with your own. By getting involved and fundraising for us, you’ll be playing an invaluable role in helping us to fund more research and rebuild more lives after stroke.

Download your free fundraising pack

Raise awareness on social media

Our toolkit is full of content for you to share on social media. By sharing these posts you can raise awareness of stroke and tell more people about the innovative stroke research that we’ve funded. 

Explore our social toolkit

The importance of research

Our research is at the centre of breakthroughs that can save and rebuild lives. It sparks innovation in stroke care and treatments that span the entire stroke journey, from the minutes after stroke to the years that follow.  

Thanks to research, many people like Ronnie have been spared the most devastating effects of stroke, and had support to rebuild their lives. 

Our funds for research had to be cut in half due to the pandemic, and this puts future stroke research at risk.

People can rebuild their lives after stroke but there is still much we don’t know. Research is crucial to find out why people are struggling and new ways to overcome the challenges they face every day.
Dr Rubina Ahmed, Research Director at the Stroke Association