Chase away winter blues with a fundraising sunshine party

Judith Chalmers.

Judith Chalmers.

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Chase away the grey of February and the winter blues by bringing some summer fun into your life.

The Stroke Association is inviting people across Scotland to host a ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ party.

The charity wants 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.

Broadcaster Judith Chalmers, whose sister died after suffering a stroke, has joined the call to banish the winter blues for the good cause.

She said: “If the winter months are getting you down, then why not welcome the summer back with a Bring Me Sunshine Party for the Stroke Association?

“I think 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, as I know from having recently lost my dear sister suddenly to a stroke.

“I hope as many people as possible will throw a Bring Me Sunshine Party for the Stroke Association. The vital funds raised will help the charity give even more people sunny days.”

Kirsty Scott, community and events fundraising manager at the Stroke Association in Scotland, said: “This winter, we’re looking forward to seeing bright, sunny spells all over the UK as people host Bring Me Sunshine parties.

“What better way to brighten up the winter than to invite friends, work colleagues and family over for some food, drink and summer sounds? 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.

To order your fundraising pack, visit Bring Me Sunshine.