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​Cambridge teacher goes the extra mile for the Stroke Association

Press Release   •   Feb 18, 2016 14:31 GMT

A teacher from Cambridge will take part in the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 28 February to raise vital funds for the Stroke Association.


Lucy Cochrane-Brown, 32, who works at King’s College School, was inspired to take on the half marathon after her father Don had a stroke in 2011.


Lucy said: “Dad’s stroke came just nine months before my wedding day. The plan was that he would walk me down the aisle, and I’m still not quite sure how he did it, but with sheer determination he manage to do a couple of steps on the day.


“It means so much to me and my family to not only raise money, but also awareness about stroke. I chose to raise funds for the Stroke Association because of the incredible work the charity does to support people affected by this devastating condition.


“My dad is my inspiration to make sure that I finish the half marathon. When it comes to the big day, my family and friends will be there, spurring me on.”


George Burroughs, Fundraising Manager at the Stroke Association, said: “In the UK, someone has a stroke every three and half minutes, so – it’s vital that we have people like Lucy who can raise funds for people affected by this devastating condition. Lucy is really putting her best foot forward for the Stroke Association and we look forward to cheering her on.”


To sponsor Lucy, please visit www.justgiving.com/mrscb


The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity which campaigns to improve stroke care; supports people to make the best recovery they canand funds ground-breaking research to change the lives of people affected by stroke. For more information about stroke, visit stroke.org.uk or call the helpline on 0303 3033 100.

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 severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk