Beat winter blues for charity

Judith Chalmers SUS-160701-094035001
Judith Chalmers SUS-160701-094035001

The Stroke Association is inviting the UK to bring the sunshine back this winter and host a ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ party.

The charity is urging people to swap their winter wardrobe for sunglasses and flip flops, and throw a summer-themed party to raise vital funds for people affected by stroke.

The appeal is backed by broadcaster Judith Chalmers who said: “It would be a very good way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends, fun, tropical food and perhaps the odd Hawaiian shirt.

“The Stroke Association does a wonderful job - it is such a devastating condition. The vital funds raised will help the charity give even more people sunny days.”

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 around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of complex disability. There are around 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.

Jim Swindells, from the Stroke Association, said: “What better way to brighten up the winter? You can help make an incredible difference to the lives of stroke survivors and their families.”

Bring Me Sunshine parties will be taking place throughout February 2016. To order your fundraising pack, visit

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