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Make your weekend an experience you’ll never forget

Press Release   •   Sep 05, 2014 16:28 BST

The Stroke Association is calling on fun-seeking fundraisers to take part in an unforgettable abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on Saturday 27 September 2014 and Sunday 28 September 2014.

Adrenaline junkies can sign up for a slot to descend the 350ft drop between 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Nic Clarke, fundraiser at Stroke Association, said: “The Stroke Association’s Spinnaker abseil is one of our most popular fundraising events and we’ve sold half our spaces already so sign up soon to avoid disappointment. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

“No experience is necessary, and everyone taking part will receive abseil training before enjoying an incredible view of the coast.”

The charity the Stroke Association estimates that there are over 4,000 people in Hampshire have a stroke each year and around 36,000 people living with the effects of stroke. Funds raised through the charity abseil will help the Stroke Association continue to offer vital services to stroke survivors and their families.

The entry fee for the Stroke Association Tri Spinnaker Shocks 350ft Abseil is £25, with a minimum sponsorship target of £300. To register to take part call 0160 4687 768 or email spinnakershocks@stroke.org.uk 

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