May is Action on Stroke Month.
As an affiliate of the Stroke Association, Dyscover supported their campaign to raise awareness and ‘Make May Purple’ with a variety of activities. Nine out of ten people have never heard of aphasia, so publicity events are always valuable opportunities to change this.
Monday group members followed an aphasia friendly recipe and worked in teams to produce delicious purple cakes.
Tuesday saw us setting up a Dyscover stand at NatWest Bank in the St Nicholas Centre, Sutton, by kind invitation of manager Karen Insch.
Our Aphasia Ambassadors Susie, Bryan and Maureen worked in shifts to serve coffee and cakes to bank staff and customers.
Special thanks to Natwest staff member Chris for capturing the event on video!
Thanks to generous donations of plants from 3 local garden centres Tuesday group members were able to create some pretty purple planters.
Walton May Fair on Saturday was the perfect opportunity to sell the planters, whilst talking to local residents about aphasia and the work Dyscover is doing to improve the lives of people with the condition.