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​Manchester runners join the resolution for the Stroke Association

Press release   •   Mar 16, 2020 15:23 GMT

More than 270 people from across the North West ran, jogged and walked on Sunday 08 March, raising more than £10,500 for the Stroke Association at the charity’s Resolution Run.

A sea of purple fundraisers took to Heaton Park to complete a 5k, 10k or 15k course, to help rebuild lives after stroke. The event was one of 34 events held across the UK this spring, to raise vital funds to help the Stroke Association provide specialist support and fund critical research.

Liv Simpson, Regional Fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “A stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what can do. Stroke recovery is a marathon not a sprint, and life after stroke is different for us all, but there is one way we can stand together. The Resolution Run is the perfect opportunity to mark a milestone in your own stroke recovery, show your support for a friend or family member affected by stroke, or in memory of a loved one.

“By taking part in our Resolution Run in Manchester, each runner has helped us to support stroke survivors and their families as they rebuild their lives. We’re extremely grateful to everyone who took part.”

There are 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK living with devastating wide-ranging disabilities such as speech difficulties, memory loss and mental health issues. The Stroke Association provides specialist support, funds critical research and campaigns to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

The run was sponsored by Electricity North West, the firm which operates the power network throughout the region. Throughout the day, Electricity North West’s welfare team were on hand to promote its Priority Services register, a service which offers extra support to those in need during a power cut.

Jill Hendry, engagement and partnership business lead at Electricity North West, said: “We’re thrilled to have sponsored the Stroke Association Resolution Run in Manchester.

“It’s a wonderful charity that assists more than one million people throughout the country and it was excellent to see colleagues take part in the run and show their support.

“I’m delighted to say we’ll be sponsoring the Resolution Run in Blackpool and I look forward to meeting thousands of people taking part.”

For more information about the Resolution Run series, visit, email or call 0300 330 0740 and for more information about Electricity North West’s Priority Services Register, visit

  • Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK and it changes lives in an instant.
  • The Stroke Association is a charity working across the UK to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe that everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. From local support services and groups, to online information and support, anyone affected by stroke can visit or call our dedicated Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100 to find out about support available locally.
  • Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community and the generosity of our supporters. With more donations and support, we can help rebuild even more lives.
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