Elland estate agent, Ami Baxter, is celebrating another successful year of fundraising for the Stroke Association, with £975 raised including gift aid.
Ami was inspired to fundraise in memory of her mother Sue, after she passed away in 2014 following a stroke. Ami originally donated £5 to the Stroke Association for every house she sold in 2015, and last year saw Ami raise even more funds as she continued her fundraising mission.
Ami, 30, is the owner of Baxter Estate Agents, based at 67 Southgate in Elland. Her mother had a stroke in December 2013 at the age of 64, which was caused by a bleed on the brain. After 16 weeks in hospital, Sue sadly passed away, leaving Ami heartbroken.
Ami said: “Not a day goes by that I don't miss my mum. It breaks my heart that we are no longer together, as we were very close. I’ve chosen to raise funds to help with stroke research, and to help others affected by stroke to get the support they need.
“The passion I have for my work is even bigger now I donate to a cause that is close to my heart each time I sell a house. The Stroke Association is an incredible charity and provides invaluable support to stroke survivors and their families.”
Joanne Burr, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Ami at Baxter Estate Agents for supporting the Stroke Association. Without the efforts of fundraisers like Ami, we wouldn’t be able to support the 112,300 people in Yorkshire who are currently living with the devastating effects of stroke, as well as their families and carers.”
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 one of the largest causes of 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