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​Elland Estate Agent raises over £2,450 for the Stroke Association in memory of her mum

Press Release   •   Jan 31, 2018 16:42 GMT

Elland estate agent, Ami Baxter, is celebrating another successful year of fundraising for the Stroke Association, with £900 raised in 2017, taking her total so far to £2,453.

Ami was inspired to fundraise in memory of her mother, Sue, after she passed away in 2014 following a stroke. By donating £5 to the Stroke Association for every house sold over the past three years, Ami raised £900 during the last year on her fundraising mission.

Ami, 31, is the owner of Baxter Estate Agents, based at 67 Southgate in Elland. Her mum had a stroke in December 2013 at the age of 64, which was caused by a bleed on her 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. The Stroke Association is an incredible charity and provides invaluable support to stroke survivors and their families. My business is built on giving back to a cause which is close to the heart of the business. We are very proud to share the news of raising a massive £2,453 for the Stroke Association in memory of my mum, Sue. Thank you to all our wonderful customers who help make this possible”.

Joanne Burr, Community and Events Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “With more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year, it’s vital we have people like Ami to help raise vital funds. We’re incredibly grateful to her for fundraising for us; the money raised will go a long way in helping to support others who are living with the 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 more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year; that is around one stroke every five minutes. 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