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​Heritage Healthcare set to Make May Purple for the Stroke Association

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​Heritage Healthcare set to Make May Purple for the Stroke Association

Heritage Healthcare in Darlington is supporting the Stroke Association’s national awareness month, Make May Purple, to raise vital funds for people affected by stroke.

The Stroke Association is calling on everyone to sign up to Make May Purple in 2017. During the month of May, the charity is encouraging everyone to go purple and raise vital funds, to show support for people who have been affected by stroke.

Heritage Healthcare is showing its support by hosting a purple day on Friday 05 May and gearing up for a bake sale at the Darlington offices on Friday 26 May. Staff are also heading to Darlington Stroke Club on Monday 15 May to speak with stroke survivors, their families and volunteers about their experiences, as well as delivering purple sweet treats.

The homecare provider was inspired to support the awareness month, after marketing assistant Morgan McAllister, 22 from Darlington, was personally affected by stroke.

Morgan said: “Both my grandads have had strokes and as a family we have experienced enormous changes in their behaviour and personality. Their quality of life has been affected, as well as their ability to take part in day to day activities.

“Their lives have changed drastically and it was my personal experience which drove me to encourage the company to get involved. We’re keen to raise funds for the Stroke Association to help stroke survivors and their families to get the support they need.”

Jo Beverley, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Heritage Healthcare team for all their support throughout the month and helping to put the spotlight on stroke.

“This year we’re also calling on the local community to get involved in Make May Purple. Whether you choose to hold a bake sale, take part in an event or get sponsored to dye your hair, there are so many easy ways to show your support.

“Across the UK, more than a million people are rebuilding their lives after stroke. By supporting Make May Purple you can help us to make sure stroke gets the attention it deserves and to raise vital funds for innovative research into stroke care and treatment.”

To get involved with Make May Purple and help to change the story for stroke survivors, visit www.stroke.org.uk/makemaypurple

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  • A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year; that is around one stroke every five minutes. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke. 
  • Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk
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    Angela Macleod

    Angela Macleod

    Press contact Communications Officer Scotland press and Stroke Association research communications 0131 555 7244
    Laura Thomas

    Laura Thomas

    Press contact Communications Officer Wales 07776508594

    Scott Weddell

    Press contact PR Manager Stroke policy, and Northern Ireland activities 02075661528
    Ken Scott

    Ken Scott

    Press contact Press Officer North of England 0115 778 8429
    Martin Oxley

    Martin Oxley

    Press contact Press Officer South of England 0207 566 1548
    Sokina Miah

    Sokina Miah

    Press contact PR Manager Fundraising and local services 0207 566 0337
    Katie Taylor

    Katie Taylor

    Press contact Head of PR & Media This team is not responsible for booking marketing materials or advertising
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