What is Make May Purple for stroke?

Make May Purple for stroke is the Stroke Association's annual stroke awareness month, which takes place every May. Friends, families and communities are invited to show their support for people who have been affected by stroke.

We are planning for 2017 and asking you to think about ways that you can get involved, to raise money and awareness for our work supporting people affected by stroke. See what our supporters did in 2016 for some ideas. 

Get involved

Sign up now for our Purple Action Pack.

  • You’ll get a free Make May Purple magazine full of great ideas, stories and fun ways to share with your family, friends and colleagues.
  • You will also receive an order form for our range of Make May Purple materials including: leaflets, posters, stickers, bunting, a collection box and balloons which will help make your fundraising stand out.
  • You’ll also receive a monthly newsletter to keep you up-to-date on our latest developments.

Have you already signed up for Make May Purple? Register your event with us now.


Follow @TheStrokeAssoc on Twitter and like @TheStrokeAssociation on Facebook to receive exciting news from us. You can also use and follow #MakeMayPurple and #StrokeMonth hashtags on social media to share your activities and successes.

Check out the many generous celebrities who supported Make May Purple for stroke in 2016.

Sign up for 2017 now.

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