We’re Making May Purple for stroke

14 May 2018 –

The team at our Hildenborough site are proudly Making May Purple, donning the Stroke Association’s campaign colours, balloons and accessories!

The Raphael Hospital team is turning a purple spotlight on its Hildenborough site this month in support of the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign – the 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. This year, helping stroke survivors regain their independence couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is wear purple and every penny raised will help the Stroke Association provide vital support for stroke survivors.

A stroke is a life-threatening condition which occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. It’s not just older people who can be affected by a stroke; one in four strokes in the UK happen to people who are of working age.

Proudly supporting #MakeMayPurple, the Raphael aims to raise awareness and continue to support those living with the affects of stroke through our specialist care and interdisciplinary interventions. Raj Boodhoo, RN Team Lead said “We are incredibly proud to be able to support such a great campaign. Many of the individuals in our care are living with the affects of stroke and this is a great opportunity to continue to raise awareness and have a little fun doing it”.

The Raphael Hospital recently featured in the BBC Two Horizon Programme My Amazing Brain: Richard’s War. Charting the story of former patient, Col. Richard Gray and committed wife, Fiona and their long road to recovery following a catastrophic stroke documented over four years. To find out more about our stroke services, click here.