Stroke survivors standup night

The standup night is to raise funds for the Stroke Association Credit: Stroke Association

A group of stroke survivors are taking to the stage for a night of standup in Liverpool.

Eleven people who have suffered a stroke are appearing to raise money for the Stroke Association.

The event has been organised in partnership with the Comedy Trust to celebrate Make May Purple for stroke, the Stroke Association's national awareness month.

To prepare for the evening, 11 stroke survivors have been taking part in a six week Feeling Funny Mental Health and Wellbeing Course run by the Comedy Trust and the Stroke Association.

It's been fantastic to see local stroke survivors taking part and developing their skills as part of this fabulous course. Stroke is a devastating condition, but it's been incredible to see everyone find their voice and learn to share their experiences in new ways. We're inviting everyone to come along to 81 Renshaw and show their support, as our performers take on this challenge and put the spotlight on stroke. We're sure it will be a night of non-stop laughter!

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.

– Kate Charles, The Stroke Association
Eleven stroke survivors are taking part Credit: Stroke Association