What is Make May Purple for stroke?

Make May Purple for stroke is our annual stroke awareness month, taking place every May. Friends, families and communities are invited to show their support for people who have been affected by stroke. 

A big thank you

Thank you so much to everyone who helped turn the UK purple to raise awareness of stroke as part of Make May Purple 2017. You're amazing! If you still need to send in the money you've raised then you can do so by phone, online donation or cheque

How your support helps

Across the UK more than a million people are rebuilding their lives after stroke, and the number of people affected by stroke is set to rise. By supporting Make May Purple, you can help us invest in research that will help to save lives and enable stroke survivors to make the best possible recovery – giving more people more of their lives back.

Get involved with Make May Purple and help to change the story for stroke survivors.

Get involved

Register your interest for Make May Purple! We’ll be in touch in 2018 to let you know about our exciting plans, we'll send you an action pack and help you with ideas on how you can get involved.

Looking for inspiration?

Every year people up and down the UK join in the fun, doing anything from organising events where everyone wears purple to hosting purple themed bake sales. Take a look at what some of our supporters have done in the past and read the latest purple news and stories:


Follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page to receive exciting news from us. You can also use and follow #MakeMayPurple on social media to share what you're doing.

Check out the many generous celebrities who supported Make May Purple last year.