What is Make May Purple for stroke?

Make May Purple is the Stroke Association's annual stroke awareness month, which takes place every May.  Friends, families and communities show their support for their loved ones who have been affected by stroke and help to raise awareness and essential funds for the Stroke Association.

Why don't you try one of our three ‘purple’ ideas to show your support and raise money to conquer stroke? Check out these simple ways to wear, bake or plant May Purple.

Whatever you choose to do, whether it's holding a bake sale, signing up to an event or getting sponsored to dye your hair, there are many easy ways for everyone to get involved. The main thing is to have fun, get people talking about Make May Purple and raise vital funds for our work supporting people affected by stroke.

Get involved

Sign up now for an action pack. You’ll get a free Make May Purple magazine full of great recipes, stories and fun ideas to share with your family, friends and colleagues. You will also receive an order form for Make May Purple materials including leaflets, stickers, bunting, a collection box and balloons which will help make your fundraising really stand out. You can also order these items in our Make May Purple online shop.

Help us create a new era for stroke

Right now the Government isn't listening to stroke survivors. Too many people aren’t getting the care and support they need.

You can help us get better support for stroke survivors by signing our petition. Share it with all your friends and family and help us create a new era for stroke.


Follow #MakeMayPurple and #StrokeMonth hashtags on social media to share activities and successes.

We have a fabulous Facebook gallery with a selection of highlights from this year's events. We also have many generous celebrities who have already given their support. 

Find a Make May Purple event near you